Histology kidney section scanned in our UK veterinary laboratory

Histopathology & Cytology


Histopathology & Cytology

Our experts see cytology and histopathology as the gateway tests in the veterinary diagnostic process. Microscopic examination of cells and tissue allows a unique visual insight into the pathological processes occurring during one snapshot in time, and rapid assessment of your patient’s current state of health.

You can be confident that our processing, sectioning, staining, and digital imaging follow the strictest protocols in our UK labs to ensure a thorough and efficient analysis of your sample.

Take a look at our Service List for the full range of cytological and histopathological tests we offer at our labs in the UK, for domestic and international clients alike, alongside an array of useful hints and tips on how to prepare and submit the highest quality cytology and surgical biopsy specimens. If you’d like to know more about histopathology and cytology, our Lab Facts handbook is here to help.

Samples we can assess for you include:

  • Body cavity fluids
  • Impression smears
  • Bone marrow smears
  • CSF
  • Joint Fluid
  • Fine Needle Aspirates (FNAs)
  • Tracheal wash/Lavage fluid analysis
  • Tissue Samples
  • Tissue biopsies

In addition, we offer a range of ancillary tests, including special stains, immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, and PCR testing to help with confirmation of diagnosis and prognosis for a number of neoplastic and infectious diseases.

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Please see the service list for all available tests.


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