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General Questions

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   We offer the following services

Surgical pathology
Cytopathology – Gynecologic – Conventional and Liquid based, including Cervical screening
Cytopathology – Body fluids, FNAC,Polarizing Microscopy for crystals
Immunohistochemistry Services – Over 120 markers
Second opinion / consultation
Expert Opinion – Subspeciality
Molecular pathology

  10 % NBF offers a good result for routine and ancillary tests and hence is the most widely used fixative worldwide. However, Bouin’s fluid may be used to fix testicular biopsies which are accepted by our laboratory.

   Yes. Our specialists offer consultative services that provide guidance for additional diagnostic workup, prognostic information, pathogeneic insight, and therapeutic direction. Please forward the slides, previous surgical pathology reports and, if possible, the paraffin blocks, along with the request.

We at our centre also offer Expert opinion for the following subspecialities: Dermatopathology, Breast, Hematolymphoid, Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary & Pediatric Pathology

   Reports can be delivered via fax, mail, courier, or via the Internet with our secure web-based application that allows physicians 24/7 access to laboratory reports.

The material received in the from of slides and blocks for IHC or second opinion is returned along with the report copy.

   Yes, Metropolis Laboratories provides histologic preparation and immunohistochemistry in addition to comprehensive diagnostic services. We have the staining without interpretation option for this purpose. The pathologist can select the marker of choice and we stain the slide and send it back for the pathologist to interpret it. We check the stain quality before dispatch. The stained slide is dispatched along with the paraffin block.

   Yes, the patient’s slides and blocks are retained by the laboratory and safely stored in the safe house. However, if a patient requires that material for a second opinion or further treatment decisions these can be made available. The paraffin blocks prepared can be handed over to the patient/relatives after duly filling a form citing the details.

   A pathologist uses a microscope and often other tests to examine tissue biopsies and blood samples. The pathologist then combines clinical information (observations your doctor has made about your signs and symptoms) with microscopic observations of your biopsy and tests performed on your blood sample to make a diagnosis.