Histopathology involves the microscopic examination of tissue samples obtained from various organs (e.g., punch biopsy, curettage, excision, resection) which are being prepared in the laboratory applying special stains.
Diagnoses are usually reported within 24-48 hours if no additional examinations are required.
Same-day diagnostic results are available for small, embedded tissue samples (e.g., breast, gastrointestinal tract).
Upon request, skin excision biopsies with orientation sutures can be mapped out with colours inking the margins. The minimum distances to the margins are measured and documented.
If necessary, macroscopic and/or microscopic photography documentation can be integrated into the final reports.
All cancer cases must be registered according to the Cancer Registration Act that has been in force since January 1, 2020.