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Cabre

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Endoscopy
« on: April 23, 2021, 03:41:43 pm »
Hi I had an endoscopy recently. Biopsies were taken but no official ameloid testing done.

If there was ameloid would the biopsies look suspicious at all even without formal testing?

Miriam Vered

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Re: Endoscopy
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2021, 06:59:06 pm »
In order to detect amyloid deposits, biopsy specimens need to be specially prepared ("stained") and examined with appropriate equipment by a trained histopathologist with experience in detecting amyloid. If this wasn't done, amyloid deposits may not be detected.

Cabre

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Re: Endoscopy
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2021, 07:04:29 pm »
Thanks Miriam for the reply
If the biopsy was done a few weeks ago do you know if biopsies are kept so that I could ask for it to be tested?
I just didn’t realise this at the time.
Thanks

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Re: Endoscopy
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2021, 08:06:50 pm »
Yes, definitely