Histology & Cytology
- Surgical biopsies are examined for histopathological diagnosis
- Reports are normally sent one to three days after the
tissue is received, depending on the degree of fixation and complexity of the case.
- Please remember that specimens need to be in a sufficient
volume of formalin (ratio 10:1 formalin:tissue) to ensure adequate fixation, and that all pots should be securely packaged to prevent leakage.
- Advanced margination (including shaved margins and margin measurement) can be performed upon request at additional cost.
- Grading of tumours, where veterinary literature is available, can be performed upon request.
- Immunohistology can be performed on biopsies to further investigate cases (see immunohistology), with additional cost.
- Fine needle aspirates (FNA) of lesions can be submitted, and will be reported in one to two days.
- Cytology samples should not be sent together with formalin fixed samples, as formalin fumes prevent proper staining.
- The material obtained by the pathology service is used for both undergraduate and postgraduate training and research in veterinary pathology.
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