Tissue Profile

Below is an example of the relative frequencies of the types of tissues processed in a given year.
NL=Normal; CA=Cancer; NAT=Normal Adjusted Tissue; BN=Benign; DS=Diseased

Number Tissue Type NL CA NAT BN DS

Total

Percent

1 Adipose 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.02
2 Adrenal 3 0 0 0 4 7 0.16
3 Aorta 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.04
4 Artery 21 0 0 0 56 77 1.71
5 Bladder 1 19 9 0 0 29 0.65
6 Blood 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.02
7 Bone 0 3 0 0 0 3 0.07
8 Bone Marrow 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.02
9 Brain 61 16 0 0 0 77 1.71
10 Breast 327 259 162 4 0 752 16.73
11 Bronchus 4 0 0 0 0 4 0.09
12 Cartilage/Meniscus 0 0 0 0 95 95 2.11
13 Cervix 73 3 0 0 0 76 1.69
14 Colon/Large Intestine 46 750 564 28 66 1454 32.35
15 Endometrium 0 17 4 0 0 21 0.47
16 Epididymis 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.04
17 Esophagus 7 0 0 0 0 7 0.16
18 Head and Neck CA 0 9 0 0 0 9 0.20
19 Heart 20 0 0 0 0 20 0.44
20 Kidney, Wilm's tumor 7 78 58 2 0 145 3.23
21 Larynx 0 4 1 0 0 5 0.11
22 Liposarcoma 0 10 0 0 0 10 0.22
23 Liver 12 8 98 10 0 128 2.85
24 Lung 12 418 389 0 0 819 18.22
25 Lymph node 1 27 0 0 0 28 0.62
26 Lymphoma 0 31 0 0 0 31 0.69
27 Mediastinum 0 3 0 0 0 3 0.07
28 Melanoma 0 11 0 0 0 11 0.24
29 Muscle 1 5 0 0 0 6 0.13
30 Neuroblastoma 0 13 0 0 0 13 0.29
31 Ovary 130 73 6 6 0 215 4.78
32 Pancreas 12 4 3 3 0 22 0.49
33 Pituitary 6 0 0 0 0 6 0.13
34 Prostate 16 22 0 84 0 122 2.71
35 Prostate Fluid 0 15 0 0 0 15 0.33
36 Sarcoma 0 28 0 0 0 28 0.62
37 Skin/foreskin/peritoneum 38 2 0 0 0 40 0.89
38 Small Intestine [bowel] 4 1 15 0 0 20 0.44
39 Spinal Cord 10 0 0 0 0 10 0.22
40 Spleen 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.02
41 Stomach 4 32 13 0 0 49 1.09
42 Testis 3 6 3 0 0 12 0.27
43 Thyroid 0 26 14 13 0 53 1.18
44 Tongue 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.02
45 Tonsil 0 0 0 0 23 23 0.51
46 Trachea 3 0 0 0 0 3 0.07
47 Ureter 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.07
48 Uterus 0 22 5 0 0 27 0.60
49 Vagina 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.02
50 Vas Deferens 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.04
51 Vein 5 0 0 0 0 5 0.11
Total   837 1918 1345 150 245 4495 100.00