A simple biopsy means taking a small piece of tissue and placing it in formalin to preserve it. This type of biopsy takes tissue from just one area, up to 6 cm in size.
SIMPLE MULTIPLE BIOPSIES
This involves taking small pieces of tissue from different areas and placing them in formalin to preserve them. This type of biopsy takes tissue samples from multiple areas, up to 6 cm in size.
Reptile Skin Biopsy wITH 2 special stains:
For this type of biopsy keratin scrapes or small skin biopsies can be taken and placed in formalin for preservation. At the same time the H&E is being performed 2 special stains (GMS and Gram stains) are produced as well. This allows the pathologist to review all slides at once saving time and money for the clinic.
COMPLEX 1 BIOPSY
A Complex 1 biopsy involves taking tissue samples from large organs such as the spleen, uterus, ovaries, eye, and amputated digit, liver lobe, lung lobe, mastectomy, as well as multiple biopsies from the gastrointestinal system. This type of biopsy may also include taking tissue samples larger than 6 cm.
COMPLEX 2 BIOPSY
A Complex 2 biopsy involves taking tissue samples that contain bone, such as an amputated limb, jaw, or other unusual samples. These samples can be preserved in formalin or submitted fresh.
Dermatopathology biopsies involve taking small skin samples, such as a skin punch biopsy, which are then preserved in formalin. To help with analysis, it’s important to provide a detailed/succinct history of the skin issue and include clear clinical images.
DERMATOPATHOLOGY BIOPSY WITH 2 SPECIAL STAINS:
Dermatopathology biopsies involve taking small skin samples, such as a skin punch biopsy, which are then preserved in formalin. To help with analysis, it’s important to provide a detailed/succinct history of the skin issue and include clear clinical images. Two special stains – GMS and Gram stains – are ordered upon arrival, which help in identifying fungal and bacterial agents causing the lesion.
A liver panel is a diagnostic test that helps identify liver diseases that would be difficult with H&E alone. It includes several stains (Iron, Copper, and connective tissue stains) and quantification of copper levels. To perform the test, at least 3 small liver tissue samples, a wedge biopsy, and/or a larger hepatic tissue sample is needed. Clinical images should be provided if possible.
NECROPSY IN A JAR:
A necropsy in a jar involves preserving 4 or more organs from a deceased animal weighing 1 kg or more in formalin, where the submitting veterinarian performed the necropsy at their facility. It is also possible to preserve the entire body of an animal weighing up to 1 kg in formalin.
HERD NECROPSY IN A JAR:
Similar to the described Necropsy In Jar. However, this test is for submitting up to 3 deceased animals (less than 1kg) or their tissues (for animals 1kg or greater) that are suspected to be affected by similar lesions or cause of death.
FULL BODY NECROPSY:
A complete exam and necropsy of a fresh or unfixed animal, or a formalin-fixed animal weighing 1 kg or more, which involves an assessment by a board-certified pathologist, preservation of several tissues for additional testing if necessary, and fixed tissues for microscopic examination.