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December 12, 2018

A tale of two cores…

A Tale of Two Cores, cores, arkana laboratories, renal pathology

Core “A” and “B” were taken from the same patient during the same biopsy procedure. The red blood cells within the tubules in core “B” represent a biopsy artifact sometimes seen when multiple passes are made during the same biopsy procedure. One confirmatory clue is the presence of red blood cells surrounding the periphery of core “B” – these are not present in core “A” which was likely the first core taken during the biopsy.