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Services

Histology Services

Fixation

Fixation arrests the degradation of tissue samples by stabilizing biochemical bonds. Our clients are provided routinely with 10% neutral buffered formalin.

Paraffin Processing and Embedding

We use Sakura Tissue-Tek VIP and Leica Peloris processors with a variety of protocols designed for varying tissue types, validated for small biopsies and the specific requirements of Breast Cancer Protocols. Our dehydration method requires ethanol, clearing with xylenes and infiltration with paraffin. We use Sakura Tissue Tek and Medite embedding centers. We are environmentally conscious and recycle all our alcohol and xylene waste, reducing hazardous chemical wastes.

Microtomy

We perform microtomy on paraffin blocks using a variety of protocols, specific for your tissue type utilizing Leica and Thermo Shandon microtomes.

Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining (H&E)

H&E staining is performed using Sakura Tissue-Tek automatic stainer. H&E quality control is performed daily by a pathologist.

Histochemistry and Immunoperoxidase

A variety of histochemistry stains and Immunoperoxidase stains can be ordered. All of our special stains are prepared on site using only manufacture instructions, and all controls are validated prior to use in patient testing. We use Ventana Benchmark and Leica Bond for immunohistochemical staining. All immunoperoxidase stains (IHC) are optimized and validated prior to use in patient testing and each IHC slide is reviewed by a pathologist for quality prior to submitting them to our clients.

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Anatomic Pathology Services

  • Routine Results with 24 Hour Turnaround Time, STAT Verbal Reports as Requested
  • Unusual and Unexpected Results Phone Directly to Your Physician Office
  • Quality Assurance Includes Internal Peer Review
  • Complete Gross Examinations
  • Complete Pathology Reports by Board Certified Pathologists
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Cytopathology, the microscopic examination of individual cells

  • Non-Gyn Cytology
  • Fine Needle Aspirations (FNA)
  • Urine Cytology
  • Cerebral Spinal Fluids
  • Brushings
  • Fluids
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Accounts Supplied With

  • Specimen containers/10% Neutral Buffered Formalin
  • Local Courier Pickup
  • Personalized Pathology Requisition Forms
  • Specimen transport Bags

Medical Billing is performed by Orion Rand

  • Direct to patient
  • Insurance Companies
  • Medicare/Medical
  • Other, as arranged

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PATIENTS' SECOND OPINION REQUESTS

If another physician requests a review of your slides, please complete the following documents and fax the request to our office at (510) 644-0951, or email to Office@psiberkeley.com
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