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Twitter Poll (July 21, 2021)

Joel Murphy, MD
By Joel Murphy, MD

Jul 22, 2021

Cortex and Medulla, Banff criteria, renal transplant Banff classifications

Answer: D, Cortex and medulla

Per the 2018 Banff reference guide for the evaluation of transplant biopsies, an adequate specimen is one that contains at least 10 glomeruli and at least 2 arteries. Additionally, the guidelines stipulate that there should be at least two cores or two separate areas of cortex in the same core in order to meet adequacy criteria. Of note, the minimally acceptable criteria, per Banff guidelines, are 7 glomeruli and one artery.

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