More than 20,000 surgical cases are received, processed, and reported annually. The average turnaround time for routine cases is one day with a 15-minute report time on frozen sections. A multitude of immunohistochemical markers and stains are performed in-house with diagnostic Electron Microscopy available through facilities at the OSU Medical School.
Over 100 monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies are available in the immunochemistry laboratory, including a number of reagents, which are directed against infectious agents (i.e., cytomegalovirus, pneumocystis carinii, and helicobacter pylori). In addition, surface markers for CD antigens are available to use on fresh frozen tissue or smears to complement the Flow Cytometry laboratory. Immunofluorescence microscopy is used routinely to evaluate immunoglobin and complement deposits in renal and skin biopsies. Enzyme studies are performed in conjunction with muscle biopsy evaluation.
Cytopathology provides both inpatient and outpatient services for non-gynecological cytology. Procedures are available for body fluid evaluation, bronchial brushings and washings, and fine needle aspiration of the thyroid and breast.