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RCPath advice on histopathology frozen sections and cytology FNA during infectious disease outbreaks

During infectious disease outbreaks, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, it is sensible to review several aspects of these procedures

RCPath advice is as follows Frozen section and FNA on confirmed COVID-19 cases should be avoided where possible. Discussion with the relevant clinical teams regarding the benefit of frozen section and FNA and consideration of appropriate alternatives should take place in suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases