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External quality assessment of the technical aspects of histopathology in veterinary laboratories: a pilot study
  1. BG Kelly
  1. Department of Veterinary Pathology, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Summerhall.


The feasibility and acceptability of an external quality assurance scheme in veterinary histopathology were assessed for one year. The format of the scheme is described and the results are discussed. It is suggested that a self-financing scheme for all laboratories offering histopathological diagnosis should be introduced as a contribution to the maintenance of standards.

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