Histology

IMD Path is proud to offer the following Histology Services to its patients, clients and customers:

Fixation

Fixation is the process that arrests the degradation of tissue samples by stabilizing its biochemical bonds. IMD clients are routinely provided samples fixed with a 10% neutral buffered formalin.

Paraffin Processing and Embedding

IMD Path utilizes Sakura Tissue Tek VIP and Leica Polaris processors with a variety of protocols designed for the processing of various tissue types. These protocols were validated for small biopsies in concordance with the highly specific requirements for Breast Cancer Sample Protocols.
Our dehydration methodology requires the use of ethanol, xylene, and paraffin (for infiltration).
Embedding is performed with the usage of Sakura Tissue Tek and Medite embedding centers.
Leica Polaris
Sakura Tissue Tek VIP

Microtomy

IMD performs Microtomy on paraffin blocks utilizing various protocols designed for your specific tissue type. IMD utilizes Leica and Thermo Shandon microtomes.

Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining (H&E)

At IMD, H&E Staining is performed with the utilization of our Sakura Tissue Tek automatic stainer. We ensure all of our clients and patients that H&E quality control is performed daily by a trained and licensed pathologist.

Statement of Environmental Ethics and Safety

IMD Path pledges itself to being an environmentally conscious company, ensuring that all of our alcohol and xylene waste is recycled responsibly, in an effort to reduce hazardous chemical wastes.