The histopathology section of the laboratory provides services for routine and specialized processing of all surgical and cytological (both gynecological and non-gynecological) specimens.
Immunohistochemical techniques are performed on Benchmark XT, slide prep system, using formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissues, resulting in an identification of a wide range of intracellular antigens, analysis of hormone receptors, oncogenes, and assessment of predictive and prognostic markers of tumors.
All body fluids (including CSF of low volume and cellularity) are processed in a Cytospin, which prepares concentrated smears of good quality, facilitating in accurate diagnosis on microscopy. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is performed in the laboratory on superficial, palpable swellings and reported promptly, on a daily basis. Image-guided cytological aspirates of deep-seated lesions as well as Pap smears are also processed.
The Histopro Microwave processor is available for urgent processing of biopsies, improving the turn-around time and avoiding delay in treatment.