IHC/IF qualitative or quantitative evaluation (‘scoring’)
The interpretation of the tissue staining by different techniques, like immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, in situ sequencing, FISH, SISH etc., is challenging and needs knowledge in tissue morphology.
What is stained? Is this staining specific? Is your marker expressed in cancer cells or in stroma cells? Which regions are necrotic? Are there artefacts in the image? Or maybe there are small regions of non-malignant tissue present in your tissue sample labelled as 'tumour'?
A reliable scoring is thus only possible based on good histopathology expertise.
We can provide professional interpretation, evaluation and quantification of staining, considering tissue complexity and specific needs of your research project.
Completing missing pathological information*
In tissue collections used in the research community, pathological information is often missing. But in many cases, it can be re-constructed, by accessing the tissue used for the analysis. We can complete such information like tumour grading, mitotic count, dysplasia grade, specify lesion sub classification etc for your samples.
*for non-clinical use