The CAP/CLIA certified Electron Microscopy Facility provides a variety of electron microscopy services for clinical and research use. These include tissue processing and embedding, preparation of one micron thick toluidine blue stained sections and routine transmission electron microscopy for cell culture and tissue specimens. Digital images and expert diagnostic interpretation are provided by members of the Divisions of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology and Neuropathology.
Both the JEOL 1200EX and JEOL JEM1400 electron microscopes in the facility have high resolution CCD based cameras for high quality digital imaging. The clinical digital images of renal biopsies are collected and uploaded into password protected on line clinical reports. Research images are available for download by individual investigators as part of a password protected on line system.