Histopathology is the study of disease in tissues. Whilst some diseases are obvious to the naked eye, Histopathology is characterised by the microscopic examination of cells in tissue samples.

All human tissues and organs can be examined in this way to provide a diagnosis or conformation of the presence or absence of disease.

The Histopathology Handbook is aimed at clinical practitioners who request Histology examinations and need information relating to:-

  • Patient preparation
  • Specimen collection techniques
  • Specimen preservation and specimen containers required

Click the following link to access the Histopathology Handbook.

For clinical advice relating to Histopathology results see the ‘Contact Us’ page for contact details of the Consultant Histopathologists.

For information regarding ‘Measurement Uncertainty’ in Histology click here.

NOTE: If printed, information on this page is only valid on day of printing.

Last updated: March 19, 2020