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Integumentary System: Diagnostic Tests and Procedures
removal of a small piece of tissue for microscopic pathological examination
removal of an entire lesion
removal of a selected portion of a lesion
a technique using a surgical blade to "shave" tissue from the epidermis and upper dermis
culture and sensitivity (C&S)
microorganisms to identify a pathogen and to determine which drugs might be effective in combating the infection it has caused
frozen section (FS)
a surgical method involving cutting a thin piece of tissue from a frozen specimen for immediate pathological examination
methods for determining the reaction of the body to a given substance by applying it to, or injecting it into, the skin - commonly seen in treating allergy
the substance is applied to the skin through a scratch
the substance is applied topically to the skin on a small piece of blotting paper or wet cloth