Digital images for tech-only immunohistochemical (IHC) stains
A comprehensive menu
of IHC stains
Mayo Clinic Laboratories offers pathologists more than 200 IHC stains for technical-only ordering. These stains can be ordered independent of Mayo Clinic pathology consultation, allowing local pathologists the opportunity to review the immunophenotypic profile on a full spectrum of diseases and provide a professional interpretation.
Our large internal practice and extramural consultation services, totaling more than 100,000 cases each year, enables us to validate and offer many cutting-edge and rarely used stains.
If a complex case requires a full consultation, you can request one from one of more than 90 subspecialists at Mayo Clinic Laboratories.
Frequently asked questions
What is digital imaging?
Digital imaging is the practice of converting glass slides into digital slides that can be viewed on a computer monitor. This digital image is not validated for or intended for diagnostic purposes.
How will I be notified when an image is available?
You can access the image in any of the following ways:
Supplemental data is available at:
How do I view my digital slide images when available?
To learn more about this topic, please download our guide.
Where can I find patient information?
The Case Details page displays all relevant information about the patient, physician, and order. This information can be used to confirm that you are reviewing the correct case and eSlides.
What is Web Viewer?
Web Viewer is a web application that is used to view images. There is no download needed to use Web Viewer. To launch the Web Viewer, select the slide or label image on the eSlide Details page. Alternatively, select the
Web Viewer icon in the top right corner of the page. From the Web Viewer, you are able to access all available eSlides and labels for a case.
Web Viewer includes a tool to view and denote image details, which includes the following features:
Snapshots + Save + Print
What if I get an unexpected error when clicking a URL?
Try to relaunch the link to get to the digital image. If errors continue, close all browser windows and relaunch from MayoACCESS or click on the digital image link in the email.
What if my slide images are missing?
What are the browser requirements for digital imaging?
The imaging portal was developed to work in Internet Explorer Version 11 (or higher).
If your web browser version is Internet Explorer 10 or lower, contact your Technology Help Desk for support in upgrading your web browser.
What are the tech-only IHC specimen requirements?
For each stain ordered, we recommend sending two unstained slides. For each slide, place a 4 micron-thick section on a positively charged glass slide (25 x 75 x 1 mm).
What is the price per stain?
To determine the price for an individual IHC stain, enter test code IHTOI in Test Prices.