We operate a fully equipped laboratory to providing a consistent and high quality operation from dissection to digital reporting. Our laboratory is currently achieved by the following:
Specimen dissection is carried out by a trained Biomedical Scientist with support from a clinical team as required.
We have two Thermo Fisher Path Centres with programmes for;
- Overnight Processing
- Urgent Biopsies
- Fatty and large Blocks
- Weekend Programme
Embedding is prepared on a standard Leica embedding centre with heated forceps.
All section cutting is undertaken on a Thermo Scientific Finesse Microtome for both small and large blocks.
All automated staining is on our Myreva SS-30 slide stainer for consistent quality.
We currently have the following stains on automation (Myreva SS-30 slide stainer); ABPAS, PAS, DPAS, DABPAS.
All special stains are carried out by trained laboratory staff.
Our speciality repertoire includes; Alcian Blue, Congo Red, EVG, Gram, Grocott, Hexamine, HVG, Masson Trichrome, MSB, Oil Red O, Orcein, Perls, Retic-Gordon and Sweets, Von Kossa, ZN
Our IHC is provided by a Roche Ventana BenchMark XT
The BenchMark XT system delivers consistent, high-quality results while at the same time improving workflow, flexibility and increasing test volume
• Single drawer of 30 slide positions and 35 reagent
• Process up to 60 slides in 8 hours, or 90 slides with an overnight run
• Simultaneous IHC, ISH, SISH, Dual Stain, and FITC slide processing
Current Antibody List: CD3, CD8, CD20, CD31, CD34, HMB45 (Melanosome), H-Pylori, MITF, Melan A (MART), p63, PD1, Vimentin
We are happy to expand our repertoire on request.
The NanoZoomer S60 supports both brightfield and fluorescence imaging. Brightfield and fluorescence images of whole tissues can be superimposed and viewed.