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Mass Histology Services and Descriptions

Histology - MHS offers a full menu of histopathological techniques, some of the services provided are Cytology, Cell Blocks, Decalcification, Frozen Sections, Custom Staining, and many more.

Vet Histopathology - MHS offers a personalized, economical, high quality biopsy service to large and small companion animal veterinary surgeons. All slides are read by one of several board-certified veterinary pathologists, each with areas of special interests. Free formalin containers in postage-free are available to all of our clients. Not a client yet? Ask for a complementary biopsy kit and the first report is on us!

Research Histopathology - Our pathologists have many combined years of experience in reading tox studies. Since some strains of laboratory animals exhibit pathological conditions under normal circumstances. Our pathologists will compare your experimental animals to your control animals and report to you findings that are only important to your study. we'll report only on the organs of your interest. (Reports such as descriptive, toxicology, custom, quantitive, and more.)

Special Stains - "Special" stains are used to differentiate specific components seen in the H&E-stained section. As an example, most pigments can be seen in the H&E-stained section but they all stain basically the same. To determine the makeup of the pigment, special stains are used to differentiate , for instance, copper from iron pigment. On the page there are requested "special" stains that are on hand and MHS.

Immunochemistry - Immunohistochemistry (IHC) refers to the process of detecting antigens (e.g., proteins) in cells of a tissue section by using the principle of antibodies binding specifically to antigens in the tissue. IHC is also widely used in basic research to understand the distribution and localization of biomarkers and differentially expressed proteins in different parts of a biological tissue. Visualizing an antibody-antigen interaction can be accomplished in a number of ways. 

CLIA Certification - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). In total, CLIA covers approximately 251,000 laboratory entities. The Division of Laboratory Services, within the Survey and Certification Group, under the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) has the responsibility for implementing the CLIA Program.

Necropsy & Tissue Trimming - All of us at Mass Histology Service have decades of combined experience in necropsy and tissue trimming techniques. Some, but not all of our experiences include, Gross description and dissection of human surgical specimens, Isolation and trimming of up to 50 separate organs per animal, and more.