Histology: Producing a High-Quality Product for Pathologist Review

Expires December 19, 2021


Video length: 52 minutes

In this month’s “Virtual Lecture,” Tiffany Mainella, HTL(ASCP), shares common practices and workflows that are seen within the Histology Laboratory to create a high-quality product for the pathologist to review.


Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the upstream workflow of histology.
  • Describe various processes within the Histology Laboratory.
  • Identify common procedures and practices in histology.

Intended Audience

This program is appropriate for clinicians, pathologists, medical technologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health staff.


Tiffany Mainella, HTL(ASCP)
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


The following types of credit are offered for this program:

State of California
State of Florida

To obtain credit:

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
  3. Generate and print your certificate(s).

Level of instruction for this program is basic.


Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 P.A.C.E.® contact hour.

State of California

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for the State of California. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

State of Florida

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences for the State of Florida. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for General (Histology) credit. This program has been approved 1.0 contact hour.

Faculty Disclosure

Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.


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