Histology and histopathology

Analysis of the signs and characteristics associated with disease or abnormalities such as abnormal growth, inflammatory disease, infection and cancer

Histology enquiries
Laure Leone
Email
lleone@unimelb.edu.au
Phone
+61 3 8344 5759
Histopathology enquiries
Tina Cardamone
Email
t.cardamone@unimelb.edu.au
Phone
+61 3 8344 8044

The Capability

Histology is the study of the microscopic anatomy of humans, animals and plants. Analysis of the naturally occurring cell types and the state of the tissue architecture is often used as an indication of health status or disease processes. Histopathology refers to the use of these techniques in the specific analysis of the signs and characteristics associated with disease or abnormalities such as abnormal growth, inflammatory disease, infection and cancer.

The University Platforms

With over 50 years combined professional experience, contemporary specialist facilities and the only open-access mouse histopathology service in Australia, the Melbourne Histology and Histopathology Platform offers a world-class range of histology services for researchers and specialised diagnostic needs. The platform represents a collaborative partnership between three nodes: the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and the Melbourne Brain Centre.

Histology Services

  • Tissue sample fixation, processing, embedding and sectioning
  • Automated specimen processing
  • Conventional paraffin processing
  • Cryostat processing of frozen sections
  • Processing of specialised tissues (bone)
  • Immunohistochemical techniques with a range of specialised stains
  • Consultation and collaboration
  • Expert training in all histology techniques

Histopathology Services

  • Whole organ and histological analysis
  • High-throughput digital scanning
  • Mouse necropsies, tissue preparation and histological processing
  • Examination and evaluation of tissue morphology with expertise in the fields of histology, mouse pathobiology, histochemistry, histopathology, neuropathology and immunohistochemistry
  • Specialist comparative histopathology and mouse pathobiology service
  • Access to experienced veterinary and medical pathologists