Histopathology (Surgical Biopsies)
Interpretation of histopathology from surgical biopsy specimens is the core of our work.
Every sample is treated with the same level of care, whether it is "just" a long-standing skin mass or a liver biopsy from a patient in ICU. Behind each sample is someone's furry companion, an owner waiting for an answer, and a veterinarian waiting for guidance.
Our goal is to provide a piece of the roadmap for clinical management. In many cases a specific diagnosis can be made, leading you to a specific prognosis and therapeutic protocol. However, there will always be cases with more ambiguity, and we will do our best to still provide as much guidance as we can. Sometimes that involves recommending additional stains/tests, consulting our colleagues, and/or suggesting referral to another specialist (dermatology, internal medicine, oncology, surgery, dentistry, etc.).
For fee details, refer to your user guide or contact us.
SAMPLES WE ACCEPT: anything that can fit in the jars we provide you (almost any type of biopsy, tissues collected at the time of postmortem). *tissues must be formalin-fixed.
SAMPLES WE DO NOT ACCEPT: fresh tissues, very large samples such as amputated limbs (refer to your user guide on how to prepare large samples for submission).
Canine: fibroadnexal hamartoma (also known as fibroadnexal dysplasia).
Canine: nasal aspergillosis.