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Anatomic Pathology
Immunopathology

Examination of biopsy tissues under the microscope has remained the cornerstone of surgical pathology for many decades. This approach relies on the ability of pathologists to recognize different cells or tissues based on their appearance. However, certain cells or tissues are difficult to recognize based on appearance alone. In particular, some cancer cells resemble normal cells and vice versa! Irrespective of appearance, different cell types contain different protein molecules. Immunohistology allows pathologists to see which cells express a particular protein molecule and which do not, thereby allowing confident distinction between similar-looking cells. Thanks to its power and relative simplicity, immunohistology is used heavily in surgical pathology and its role continues to grow. Questions regarding technical matters, please contact Jill Jaynes (email).

Diagnostic immunostains offered (link to a list of routine stains)

Research Immunohistology and Tissue Microarrays