Histopathology

Histopathology

Finn Pathologists started life as a Histology laboratory and over the years has gained a reputation of excellence throughout the UK and Europe.

Our client base covers all of the UK and the EU with samples also arriving from more exotic destinations!

Finn Pathologists has a long standing history in veterinary histological processing and interpretation. Over the years it has grown and developed and is currently the best it has ever been. The laboratory itself is made up of a team of highly skilled laboratory technicians, trained to process hundreds of samples a day from a wide range of companion animals, farm species and exotics received from veterinary practices, farms and wildlife parks both nationally and internationally. From endoscopic gut biopsies to entire limbs, liver tru-cuts to bovine brains, even entire seahorses – we are happy to deal with all your histopathology needs.

Our histopathology team has a wide range of knowledge and experience covering companion animals, farmed species, equine and exotic animals (from both public and private collections). Pathology staff consist of Board certified/FRCPath qualified individuals, experienced histopathologists and RCVS Recognised Specialists in pathology.

The histology lab offers a wide range of diagnostic testing, to enable our histopathology team the best chance of achieving an accurate diagnosis. Standard H&E (haematoxylin and eosin) staining, special staining (including ZN, PAS and Giemsa) and decalcification of hard samples such as bones and teeth, are all routine tests the lab staff are trained to deliver to get the best out of each individual sample. We also carry out immunohistochemistry staining (with a wide range of antibodies available), provided at an additional charge, with testing being recommended to the vet by the reporting pathologist.

We have invested in digital pathology to allow us to confer quickly and with ease on both routine and more challenging cases. Improved ability to share information through this media results in a more considered approach to the challenging cases we deal with resulting in better case resolution for you and your clients. Conventional light microscopy is still used in some cases when necessary.

We always aim for a fast turnaround time, usually within 48 hours of receiving the sample in the lab (excluding samples which require more fixation or decalcification). An option for fast tracking a sample (if the sample is suitable for short processing) is available at an additional charge for a same day report.