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Additional Testing And Expert Opinions

Immunohistochemistry And Molecular Diagnostics

Alongside the traditional anatomical pathology service we also provide immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and molecular diagnostics - major ancillary diagnostic services that are becoming increasing requested in routine analyses.

Two key examples would be the detection of HER-2 and EGFR in breast and lung cancer, respectively. These markers have revolutionised the use of prognostic-therapeutic immunohistochemistry in the management of patients. Unilabs works closely with Health Service Laboratories - Advanced Diagnostics (HSL-AD), the immunohistochemistry, in situ and molecular diagnostics service arm of the UCL-Cancer Institute and a bridge between the Cancer Institute and University College Hospitals NHS Trust (UCLH). HSL-AD is also the host laboratory for UKNEQAS Immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridisation. Unilabs routinely refers tests for specialist immunohistochemistry and molecular tests to HSL-AD.

All Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and molecular diagnsotic testing is carried out in-house, by HSL Advanced Diagnostics, Kings College Hospital or The Institute of Orthopaedics, unless otherwise stated. These laboratories are accredited to ISO 15189.

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View Unilabs UKAS ISO 15189:2012 Accreditation Scope

Referral Laboratories

The following referral sites are routinely used for specialist testing and in instances where expert second opinions are required. Audits are carried out by Unilabs to ensure all referral laboratories used are accredited accordingly.

The below lists the referral site along with its speciality

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Specialist Cytology Services
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Bone/Soft Tissue Specialists
Sarah Cannon Research     Molecular Tests
TDL-HSL Molecular Laboratory HPV Subtyping 




The below lists the Referral Consultant along with their location and expert speciality field

Dr Calonje St Johns Institute of Dermatology Dermatopathologist
Dr Poller Queen Alexandra Hospital       Endocrine Pathologist
Professor Flanagan   Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital      Bone/Soft Tissue Pathologist

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