Diagnostik- & Forschungs- (D&F) Institut für Pathologie

The diagnostic labs of the Diagnostics and Research Institute of Pathology conduct special tests on a wide variety of tissues from biopsies or specimens from operations and diverse fluids. These tests yield additional information for differential diagnostics based on microscopy or serve to predict how well targeted therapies will work, above all in oncology.

With great care and high quality standards, biomedical analysts conduct a variety of tests that are then interpreted by specialists in clinical pathology and molecular pathology and combined into a diagnosis.

The most common tests are:

  • Immunohistochemistry to identify protein structures in the tissue section (for example estrogen receptors in breast cancer)
  • Special staining (to detect microorganisms or special tissue structures)
  • Molecular biology analysis such as high-throughput sequencing (next-generation sequencing)
  • Electron microscopy (to detect immune disorders or storage diseases)

Our specialists are happy to answer any of your questions regarding the test methods and tests.