Pathology Laboratory Guidebook
The Guidebook contains current protocols for analytical tests required by FSIS regulatory activities on meat, poultry and egg products—specifically, extraneous materials and histotechnical methods are presented.
All methods are offered as PDF documents. If you require an alternative format, please contact:
Laboratory Quality Assurance Staff, USDA/FSIS/OPHS
950 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30605
Phone: (706) 546-3559
The methods described in this guidebook are for use by the FSIS laboratories. FSIS does not specifically endorse any of the mentioned test products and acknowledges that equivalent products may be available for laboratory use.
|Method Number||Method Title||Effective Date|
|PLG-0001.00||Detection of Central Nervous System Tissue and Dorsal Root Ganglia in Beef and Central Nervous System Tissue in Pork Comminuted Meat Products by Histologic Examination of Hematoxylin and Eosin Stained Slides and Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Immunohistochemistry||Jan 30, 2004|
|PLG-0002.00||Rodent Adulteration and Infestation Sample Analysis||Feb 16, 2016|
|PLG-0003.00||Alkaline Phosphatase Test for Mammalian Fecal Material||Feb 16, 2016|