[Histonet] Clinical EM Labs?

Jan Shivers shive003 <@t> umn.edu
Tue Jul 22 11:58:49 CDT 2014

There is a listserver which is similar to Histonet for EM
providers/investigators:  http://www.microscopy.com/

This may provide some networking possibilities for those who are looking
for EM lab information.

Jan Shivers
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
University of Minnesota

On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 7:31 AM, Cartun, Richard <
Richard.Cartun <@t> hhchealth.org> wrote:

> We closed our EM laboratory many years ago after our Director passed away
> unexpectedly and we could not find anyone to take his place.  We now send
> all of our medical and transplant kidney biopsies to Columbia in NYC for
> diagnosis including EM.  Other specimens (e.g., ciliary biopsies, heart
> biopsies for amyloid, an occasional liver biopsy, etc.) are sent to Yale.
>  Although we run a large Anatomic Pathology operation there are very few
> specimens that require EM.  We no longer use EM for tumors and most
> infectious disease cases are resolved with IHC.  It's unfortunate (given
> our size) that we can no longer provide these services on-site; however,
> I'm a firm believer of "Centers of Excellence" and I think sending these
> specimens out to centers that are performing EM on a daily basis is best
> for the patients that we serve.
> Richard Cartun
> ________________________________________
> From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [
> histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] on behalf of Paula Sicurello [
> patpxs <@t> gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 4:11 PM
> To: HistoNet; Microscopy <@t> microscopy.com
> Subject: [Histonet] Clinical EM Labs?
> Hello Netters and Listers,
> I was wondering how many clinical EM labs there are in the US?  I get the
> feeling that we are becoming a small group and just wanted to see who else
> is out there.
> My lab has two services:  surgical pathology and diagnostic virology.
> Please contact me if you are clinical EM as well.
> I figured, if we are a small group, we should get to know each other.
> Thanks and have a nice weekend.
> Sincerely,
> Paula
> --
> Paula Sicurello, HTL (ASCP)
> Supervisor, Clinical Electron Microscopy Laboratory
> Duke University Health System
> Rm.#251M, Duke South, Green Zone
> Durham, North Carolina 27710
> P:  919.684.2091
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