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Electron Microscopy Laboratory

The Yale Renal Pathology and Electron Microscopy Laboratory is a nationally recognized center for diagnostic renal pathology and electron microscopy. It provides the most effective methodologies available for light microscopic, ultrastructural and immunological diagnosis of kidney biopsies and surgical pathology specimen. These include transmission electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry and standard and confocal immunofluorescence microscopy. There is special emphasis on the diagnosis of glomerular, tubulointerstitial and vascular kidney diseases, as well as evaluation of transplant kidney biopsies. Electron microscopy is further of value in the diagnosis of ciliary abnormalities, metabolic disorders, microbial identification, and tumor diagnosis. As one of the few clinical electron microscopy services with digital imaging capability in the nation, the Yale Renal Pathology Laboratory is well positioned to serve a wide geographic area with rapid turnaround time combined with expert consultative services.

The laboratory is located in the Medical School, Lauder Hall LB20. Facilities include a cutting room with two Reichert Ultramicrotomes - Ultracut E and Ultracut S. An embedding area includes the Reichert Lynx Tissue Processor and the Leica EMStain automatic stainer. The Zeiss LIBRA 120 Electron Microscope is used to scan the specimens. Images are digitized from the electron microscope using the Advanced Microscopy Techniques (AMT) CCD Camera system and software.

Consult Services

Complete electron microscopy and renal biopsy consultation services are available to departments and physicians within YNHH, as well as outside hospitals and groups.

More information is available by contacting:

Renal Pathology & Electron Microscopy Laboratory
Department of Pathology
Yale University School of Medicine
P.O. Box 208023
310 Cedar Street, LH B20
New Haven, CT 06520-8023
Tel: 203.785.2750
Fax: 203.785.3348

Specimen Submission

You can order your shipping kit by contacting the Renal Pathology & Electron Microscopy Laboratory at 203-785-2750 or use the order form below.

The specimen will be shipped to Yale Pathology Labs using prepaid FedEx Priority Overnight service.

Specimen Order Form