Newly-formed Electron Microscopy and Immunochemistry Lab (EMICL)

Newly-formed Electron Microscopy and Immunochemistry Lab (EMICL)

On October 2nd, the newly-formed Electron Microscopy and Immunochemistry Lab (EMICL) held a retreat to celebrate its formation. The new lab is a fusion of the Clinical EM lab and the Immunochemistry lab, and handles cases that require highly-specialized testing including electron microscopy (surgical and viral) and staining of frozen tissue (immunofluorescence, immunoperoxidase, and enzyme histochemistry).  Medical kidney biopsies, transplant kidney and heart biopsies, skeletal muscle biopsies, peripheral nerves, samples for ciliopathies and Hirschprung disease, neoplasms, and any case that requires their particular expertise are now handled by this one lab. The new lab structure has decreased the turnaround time for diagnosis and allows cross training to ensure seamless patient care. At the retreat, new ideas for testing and process improvement were discussed, and we welcome any requests from our colleagues for new tests.

   Anne Buckley MD PhD
   Medical Director, Electron Microscopy and Immunochemistry Lab (EMICL)

 

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At the event were (from left): Carmelita Penaloza (MLS Advanced), Maureen Peterson (MLS Specialist), Sabrina Speller (MLS Senior), Anne Buckley (Medical Director), Elizabeth Stachewicz (Laboratory Supervisor), Januario (Henry) Estrada (MLS Specialist), Kathryn Perkinson (Manager, DUHS Clinical Labs), Justin Waterfield (MLS Advanced), and Rebecca Stirewalt (MLS Advanced).    
Photograph by Betsy Smith.