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Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Services

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Anatomic Pathology Services

Southern Research has conducted pathology studies for more than 35 years and has a history of personalized service. In our anatomic pathology group, the histology technicians are certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, trained in both necropsy and histology, and produce premier-quality microscopic slides for review by the client or our expert in-house pathologists. Our GLP-compliant, fully equipped automated laboratory facilities provide consistent quality and rapid turnaround while allowing us to easily process concurrent studies. Our necropsy, histology, and pathologic evaluation capabilities include a complete service package that can be tailored to client-specific requirements.

  • Whole Animal Necropsy
    • Whole Animal Necropsy
    • Immersion and perfusion fixation
    • Tissue sampling for bioanalytical analysis
  • Histology
    • Trimming, embedding, and processing of paraffin-embedded tissues to hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stained slides
    • Other specialized capabilities include special stains, immunohistochemistry, and cryostat prepared sections
    • Fully adaptable to client requests for processing and/or evaluation of slides produced from wet tissues or prepared blocks from an outside source
  • Pathology
    • Experienced veterinary pathologists, certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists
    • Necropsy supervision
    • Histopathologic examinations
    • Consultation services
    • Peer Review
    • Photomicroscopy

Clinical Pathology Services

Clinical Pathology at Southern Research offers the standard hematology and clinical chemistry evaluations, as well as urine and coagulation analyses that may be required in support of toxicology programs. The Clinical Pathology laboratory at Southern Research is GLP-compliant and uses qualified analyzers including the Advia® 120, Cobas® 6000 c501 module, and the ACL Elite® Pro to analyze hematology, clinical chemistry, and coagulation specimens, respectively. Furthermore, Southern Research has completed species-specific qualifications for common clinical pathology analytes in select animal species. The qualification process examines precision and determines species suitability for each analyte measured. Other services that are available include evaluations of blood and bone marrow smears.

How To Work With Us

As a CRO service provider, Southern Research’s Drug Development division has a straightforward business model. Contact one of our business development representatives by clicking here. A confidentiality disclosure agreement (yours or ours) will be initiated to facilitate detailed discussions around your specific needs. One of our subject matter experts will be included in the discussion to ensure we have a comprehensive understanding of your project. A proposal will then be prepared outlining the tasks to be accomplished, along with a budget and timeline. Upon acceptance of the proposal, a contract will be provided to establish the legal framework for the project.