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Services offered

The laboratory offers a full range of Histopathology techniques for children.

This includes:

  • Routine Diagnostic Histopathology
  • Enzyme Histochemistry, including Muscle Histochemistry
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Fluorescent In Situ Hybridisation (FISH) for soft tissue tumours and neuroblastomas (turn around time of 3-4 days)
  • Immunofluorescence for Renal Biopsies
  • Electron Microscopy via the electron microscopy suite in Clinical Sciences Building
  • Molecular Diagnostics (turn around time 3-7 days)
  • Non-Gynae Cytology - we only perform a limited range of tests: to detect the presence of malignant cells, eosinophils, lipid or haemosiderin laden macrophages within fluid samples from paediatric patients. Please note we do not perform cell counts

(Last updated February 25th 2015)