electron microscopy

electron microscopy

Specimens are submitted to the histopathology laboratory for the diagnosis of malignancy or evaluation of other diseases such as inflammatory disorders (including autoimmune and infectious) and metabolic disease.

Did you know that an Electron Microscope can magnify up to ×500 000?
We generally do not exceed X 50-80k for routine diagnostic work.
To put this into perspective, a normal light microscope magnifies to around x1000.

EM is used as an important diagnostic tool in conjunction with light microscopy, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence techniques.

Ampath’s Electron Microscopy (EM) Laboratory assists in the diagnosis of renal diseases, ciliary dyskinetic syndrome, metabolic storage disease, and the identification of certain neoplasms.

The Electron Microscopy laboratory was established in 1997 and operates as a unit within the Anatomical Pathology Department of Ampath’s National Reference Laboratory in Pretoria.

We are proud to say that Ampath is the only private pathology practice in South Africa that provides an Electron Microscopy service.

Links & Resources

Electron Microscopy

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