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 processors with programmes for;
- Overnight Processing
- Urgent Biopsies
- Fatty and large Blocks
- Weekend Program
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 DAKO Coverstainer.
Dako CoverStainer automates every step of the H&E process from baking, dewaxing and staining through to the dehydrated, coverslipped and dried slide that is ready for examination by the pathologist.
We currently have offer a full range of special stain:
Alcian Blue PAS
Alcian Blue DPAS
Oil Red O
Our IHC is carried out on 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. it offer a single drawer of 30 slide positions and 35 reagent and can process up to 60 slides in 8 hours, or 90 slides with an overnight run. It can simultaneous IHC, ISH, SISH, Dual Stain, and FITC slide processing
Note: Antibodies in bold are those on our UKAS ISO15189 schedule, we are working on getting all antibodies added.
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.