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Pathology Laboratory Guidebook

The Pathology Laboratory Guidebook (PLG) contains test methods used by FSIS Field Service Laboratories to support FSIS regulatory activities. The PLG contains methods for the analysis of extraneous materials and histotechnical methods.  Methods contained in the PLG are designed to provide FSIS analysts with written documentation to facilitate training, performance, quality assessment, and interpretation of data.  FSIS does not specifically endorse any of the products mentioned in the PLG and acknowledges other 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


All methods are offered as PDF documents. If you require an alternative format, please contact:

Microbiology Section
Laboratory Quality Assurance Staff, USDA/FSIS/OPHS
950 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30605 
Phone: (706) 546-3559 

 

 

Last Modified Jun 05, 2019