Ultrastructural features of cells within a tissue sample is examined to supplement and guide the clinical team to adopt the most appropriate treatment pathway for each individual patient. The EM Unit provides a service for the West-London Renal and Transplant Unit based at Hammersmith Hospital; the results of the ultrastructural examinations by Dr’s Jill Moss and Linda Moran supplement the light microscopy including special stains and immunocytochemistry to provide a diagnostic renal service co-ordinated by the Consultant Renal Histopathologists Professor Terry Cook ([email protected]) and Dr Candice Roufosse ([email protected])
|Sample & container required||See Notes|
|Turnaround time||The EM Unit aims to have 95% of renal native biopsies ultrastructurally reported within 7 calendar days, although this may not always be achievable due to the complex interpretive nature of the EM specimens|
At times, it may be necessary to refer work to other laboratories or consultants. This requirement is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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