Immunohistochemistry and Immunocytochemistry

Precise detection.
For personalised therapy.

Immunohisto­chemistry and Immunocyto­chemistry at labor team

In our Department of Immunohistochemistry (IHC) and Immunocytochemistry, specific proteins in tissue and on cells are made visible using special antibodies and highly sensitive staining and detection methods. Tumours that are hardly distinguishable by standard staining can thus be clearly differentiated and classified. In addition, individual statements on the probable course of the disease and on the therapeutic response to certain drugs become possible. Last but not least, the immunohistochemical method is used to detect a wide variety of viruses and bacteria.

Immunohisto­logical diagnostics: Highly standardised and broad-based

Since the immunohistochemical procedure is highly accurate, but also prone to failure, a high degree of standardisation is required. We achieve this by using fully automated staining machines and high-quality antibodies. In our laboratory, more than 100 different antibodies are currently used for routine immunohistological diagnostics. We thus cover a broad spectrum of therapy-relevant molecules, pathogen-specific antigens and various target antigens.

Additional immunohisto­chemical service: HER2 testing with SISH/silver in situ hybridisation

In addition to conventional immunohistochemical examinations, we also offer silver in situ hybridisation for HER2 testing. With the help of this method, breast and gastric cancer patients with HER2 activation can be correctly identified and optimally treated with medication.

Advantages of an immunohistochemical examination at labor team

  • Many years of immunohistochemical expertise
  • Precise diagnostics thanks to high standardisation
  • Extensive antibody panel
  • Findings in German, French, Italian and English
  • Transmission of findings by telephone, e-mail, fax or post
  • Comprehensive Quality Management (ISO 15189:2022 accreditation initialised)

Important information on our immunohisto­chemical and immunocyto­chemical services 

Immunohistochemical and immunocytochemical examinations place high demands on the examination material sent in. We have therefore compiled comprehensive information on preanalytics for you.