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Anatomic Pathology
Lymph Node Pathology

Lymph nodes are small organs distributed throughout the body, often just under the skin, that are involved in the immunological protection of the body from infections. Lymph node pathology involves the diagnostic evaluation of lymph node biopsies by microscopic examination, immunohistology and other tests. This pathology subspecialty is especially concerned with the diagnosis of lymphomas, solid tumours of white blood cells including Hodgkin lymphoma and the numerous types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The following services are available:

  • Routine slide interpretation
  • Immunohistology
  • DNA-based studies, including:
    • Antigen receptor gene rearrangements
    • Fluorescence in situ hybridization
  • Consultative opinions