Histopathology

Diagnostic laboratory services are offered to vets working in practice at competitive rates. We also offer histological processing and interpretation for research purposes from internal and external sources. Our team of board-certified pathologists and highly skilled technicians will ensure that work is carried out on time and within budget.

Diagnostic histopathology services

Our diagnostic histopathology services include:

  • Diagnostic laboratory services (biopsies and post-mortem samples)
  • Special stains
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Digital pathology.

For larger/complex samples, please email vetpath@surrey.ac.uk.

Fees

Prices for diagnostic laboratory services are based on the numbers of tissues or sites sampled. 

Diagnostic histopathology pricing (PDF) 

Research histopathology services

We offer histological processing and interpretation for research purposes from internal and external sources. 

Fees

Prices for research histopathology vary depending on the degree of processing and interpretation required.

Research histopathology pricing (PDF) 

How to submit samples for histopathology

All specimens should be fixed in at least 10 x tissue volume of 10% neutral buffered formalin in a sealed screw-top container. Identifiers, e.g. owner name and animal name, should be written on the sample pot to allow identification and, where multiple sites or tissues are sampled, these should also be indicated to correlate with information you provide on the submission form.

Secure packaging is a legal requirement for posting samples to us. Please ensure that the sample pot is enclosed in a sealed plastic bag that includes sufficient absorbent material to soak up any leakages in the event of breakage in transit. Finally place this bag in a padded envelope, plastic or cardboard box and post ideally for next day delivery to: 

Veterinary Pathology Centre

Francis Crick Road

University of Surrey

Guildford

Surrey

GU2 7AQ

Download postage label (PDF)

Histopathology team

Katy Walker

Pathology Laboratory Manager

Ella May

Senior Histology Technician

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Professor Roberto La Ragione

Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and Head of the School of Biosciences

Find us

Address

Veterinary Pathology Centre
Francis Crick Road
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7AQ
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