Experienced technical staff conducts macroscopic postmortem examinations to many species, with the presence of a pathologist for the subsequent histopathological evaluations.
Well-trained staff prepares histopathological specimens. In addition to routine processing for light microscopy, preparation of various types of specimens, such as those for electron microscopy, special staining and immunohistochemical staining (by fluorescent and immune antibody techniques) can be conducted.
Primarily, pathologists qualified by Japanese Society of Toxicologic Pathology (JSTP) and Japanese College of Veterinary Pathologists (JCVP) conduct histopathological evaluations. To ensure the quality of histopathological diagnoses, Ina Research has the in-house peer review system. Advisers and pathologists discuss controversial findings using discussion microscopes to decide the final diagnoses. A histopathology report is prepared for each study and reflected in the final report. Image analysis, evaluations by special staining and immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy are conducted according to the aim of the study.