Frequently Asked Questions

When should you use electron microscopy?

Electron microscopy is frequently useful in reaching a final diagnosis when the lesion remains diagnostically problematic after conventional histology or immunohistochemistry. When in doubt, please contact our staff.

Is the condition of the sample suitable to be processed for electron microscopy?

It depends on the method of fixation and time of collection (see the submission guidelines). When in doubt, please contact our staff.

Is paraffin-embedded tissue suitable for electron microscopy?

Yes, but it depends on the time of tissue fixation (see the submission guidelines). When in doubt, please contact our staff.

Contact Us

Dr. Aníbal Armién, Diplomate ACVP
Pathologist
Room 236, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
1333 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul MN 55108

E-mail:  armie001@umn.edu
Phone: 612-625-8787
Toll-free: 800-605-8787