What is Histotechnology?
Histology is a science dealing with the structure of cells and their formation into tissues and organs. Histotechnology centers on the detection of tissue abnormalities and the treatment for the diseases causing the abnormalities.
Dyes and chemicals are used in histology. It is important to know their composition, how they act and how they react with each other. With this knowledge, combined with an understanding of tissue composition, the histotechnologist treats the tissue with these chemicals and dyes. The chemical reactions produce colors, which make it possible to distinguish tissue structures.
In the modern histology lab immunological and molecular (DNA) techniques are frequently utilized to provide accurate tumor identification which will aid the clinician in selecting a mode of therapy that offers that greatest probability of cure.