Histopathology is the microscopic study of diseased tissue for variations and anomalies. Pathologists and histopathologists examine surgically removed specimens from a patient for further analysis. Histology slides are observed under a lit microscope in order to investigate causes and changes of diseased tissue.
Advanced Cytochemical Staining is the hematopathology process of identifying and verifying myelocytic leukemia. There are two types of Cytochemical stains that can be conducted in Harvest Labs. The first type is called myeloperoxidase, or MPO. The second is non-specific esterase, or NSE. These stains are completed using bone marrow aspirate or unstained peripheral blood smears and bone marrow aspirate or anticoagulated peripheral blood materials.
Professional Anatomic Pathology Services is provided for disease diagnosis using microscopic, immunologic, macroscopic, molecular, and biochemical investigation of tissues and organs. Anatomical pathology is devised of subspecialties such as surgical pathology, forensic pathology, hematopathology, neuropathology, and cytopathology. Physicians perform various tests evaluating blood cell counts, blood glucose levels, coagulation studies, urinalysis, and throat cultures. These biopsy specimens are then sent to Harvest Labs for processing and examination by Board Certified Pathologists.
Diagnostic Surgical Pathology is the symptomatic examination of live tissue biopsied from a patient to help physicians develop treatment plans for disease. Pathologists analyze molecular DNA and blood proteins under a microscope in order to characterize benign or malignant cancer cells, genetic anomalies, and infectious agents within bodily tissues.
Superficial Fine Needle Aspiration is a biopsy procedure to diagnose and evaluate lumps and masses under the skin. A thin, hollow needle is pressed within the mass membrane in order to obtain cells for examination. Once the cells are extracted and labeled, the physician sends the specimen to Harvest Labs team of Board Certified Pathologists for evaluation.
Bone Marrow Aspiration is a diagnostic procedure involving the extraction of the inner soft tissue of the bone. The hollow center of the bone contains cells that form white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Physicians obtain bone marrow by inserting a small hollow needle into the bone to gather the fluid and cells for examination. The study of these spongy cells can help diagnose blood disorders, cancer, and infection.
Professional Dermatopathology Services are provided for cutaneous skin disease diagnosis using molecular and microscopic examination techniques. Physicians biopsy skin cells to be tested using immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, and molecular-pathologic analysis.
Professional Clinical Pathology Services provides diagnostic support in the testing of tissues, bodily fluids, and molecular cells for disease. Laboratory analysis aids physicians in the development of treatment plans utilizing macroscopic examination, microscopic investigation, analyzers, and cultures.
Peripheral Blood Smear Evaluation following an abnormal complete blood count, or CBC. Physicians use a drop of stained blood on a glass slide for microscopic examination. This test helps diagnose and monitor blood conditions such as anemia, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, leukemia, and bone marrow disorders.
The examination of tissue biopsies is non-automated and requires an orchestrated process which starts with sampling and ends with the generation of a diagnostic report.
At Harvest Labs, a Board Certified physician is actively involved in each aspect of the process. This includes accessioning, gross examination, gross dissection, tissue processing, paraffin embedding, slide mounting and staining. The same physician then generates a prompt diagnostic report which minimizes errors and lapse in service.