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It is the diagnosis and study of disease of body tissue and involves examining tissues and/or cells under a microscope. Histopathologists are responsible for making tissue diagnoses and helping clinicians manage a patient's care.

A histopathology report describes the tissue that has been sent for examination and the features of what cancer looks like under the microscope. A histopathology report is sometimes called a biopsy report or a pathology report.

A high-resolution digital scanner rapidly scans pathology glass slides and produce computer-generated whole slide images. The remote visualization of these high-resolution images is termed digital pathology or virtual microscopy, encompassing telepathology and whole-slide imaging (WSI)

Studies show the clinical and financial benefits of obtaining a pathology second opinion. Getting a second opinion can sometimes lead to a complete change in diagnosis (such as cancerous to benign or vice versa) in non-cancerous growths, inflammatory disorders, infections, cancer and other conditions.

From the patient’s perspective, an accurate diagnosis that requires life-altering therapy (e.g., cancer requiring surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or some combination of all three) is devastating. A patient may want a second opinion to confirm the diagnosis and understand the treatment options

You can initiate a second opinion online through our website at any time. Click here to initiate a query.

In order to proceed with the 2nd opinion in diagnostics, the following should be provided by the patient/ relatives to the laboratory:

  • Histopathology/ Cytopathology biopsy material (Slides/blocks/specimen)
  • A copy of previous biopsy report
  • Brief history of previous ailments/ surgeries
  • Copies of all relevant diagnostic tests available with the patient
  • A copy of discharge summary/ operative notes
  • Current treatment details

Currently, most health plans do not cover histopathology second opinions or consultations, so patients are responsible for the cost of the second opinion.

We do our best to deliver second opinion report as quickly as possible. Typically, it takes 2 to 4 business days after your records have been collected to receive your second opinion.

You can deposit the paraffin blocks and glass slides at any of the NM Medical centres across Mumbai. All materials sent by courier/mail must be protected from damage by using proper packaging.

It is recommended that glass slides be enclosed in plastic slide boxes (available in most laboratories) which hold up to five slides each.

Excess space in the box under the lid should be filled with cotton gauze or tissue paper, to avoid breakage due to shaking.

The lid of the box should be taped closed.

Slide boxes should be surrounded by the relevant pathology reports and/or referral letter), enclosed in a rigid mailing container and the space around the materials filled with padding (gauze, paper, or Styrofoam).

It is suggested that all materials related to the case be shipped in the same container, so that they are received together.

We perform routine microscopy, special stains, immunohistochemistry studies and molecular tests on the biopsy material & provide a comprehensive report.

The finalized report will be sent to the registered mobile number over WhatsApp /email-ID or can be collected from the report dispatch counter at any NM Medical centre.

The submitted slides & blocks are archived for duration of 10 years. A request for issue of the same can be submitted.

Yes, we can digitize your glass slides and provide them to you in a pen drive for any future reference.