Services Offered

Our Electron Microscopy Laboratory performs resin processing and sectioning for clinical ultrastructural examination. The primary goal of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory is to provide high quality ultrastructural images for diagnostic examination and interpretation.

Through the use of our highly specialized instrumentation we provide essential diagnostic interpretation of renal, neurological, and surgical specimens to patients in the Texas Medical Center and surrounding areas.

Resin embedded specimens are semi-thin sectioned and stained with toluidine blue for preliminary light microscopy evaluation.

Once an appropriate block has been selected, ultra-thin sections are taken and screened for diagnostic interpretation.

*Nerve biopsy specimens submitted for Electron Microscopy also include nerve fiber teasing preparations.

Along with Electron Microscopy services, renal and neurological biopsy studies include light microscopy, immunofluorescence, histochemical, and immunohistochemical studies, which are coordinated through the Histopathology Laboratory.