Providing Targeted Cancer Diagnostics


UCL-Advanced Diagnostics provides two forms of service a) an immunostaining only service and b) an interpretation service.

UCL-Advanced Diagnostics takes no responsibility for either the choice of antibodies requested or the subsequent interpretation of results which are part of the immunostaining only service (a)*.

UCL-Advanced Diagnostics interpretation service (b) is performed for specific tissue biomarkers and molecular tests.  Interpretation is performed by both specialist UCL/UCLH Consultant Histopathologists or by UCL-AD's team of State Registered Biomedical and Clinical Scientists. Interpretation is for the specific requested test only.  Results of interpreted tests should be utilized in the context of the overall clinicopathological characterisitics of the patient case.  Subsequent diagnosis and treatment regimen should  NOT solely be made on test results provided by UCL-AD.

Although every effort will be made to produce the best possible staining on the material provided, UCL-Advanced Diagnostics cannot guarantee that every sample will be immunostained optimally. This is because UCL-Advanced Diagnostics is not in control of the sample handling, fixation and processing procedures employed to produce the tissue block and unstained slides prior to the request, factors which can have a major impact on the final diagnostic preparation.


If assistance with selection of antibodies, probes or molecular tests and/or the interpretation of results is required then UCL-Advanced Diagnostics will forward this request for assistance to a Senior Histopathologist or Scientist within UCL/UCLH. There is usually no charge for advice, but if interpretation is required a fee will be applied.