Clinical pathology and cytology
The clinic provides diagnostic pathological and cytological service for the county of Dalarna, with approximately 276.000 inhabitants, which means about 18.000 surgical biopsies, 2.500 FNABs, 25.000 screening cytologies and 250-300 autopsies a year.
The major areas of interest on the clinic are breast and gastrointestinal pathology. Specialized procedures carried out on the clinic are immunhistochemistry, immunfluorescence and image analysis. Large section technique is routinely used for all operative breast, colon and rectum specimens. The teaching activities on the clinic include residency training, courses in immunohistochemistry for technologists and taking part in international courses in mammographic pathology for radiologists, surgeons and pathologists.