Digital imaging

Advanced support for complicated cases

For complex or ambiguous cases, digital imaging can offer clarity to assist with pathological interpretations. Whether digitizing uniquely stained slides, performing digital imaging in the context of a pathology consultation, or providing answers on how to access and view slide images, our digital imaging services can facilitate a clearer understanding of a patient’s condition.

Digital imaging Test menu

Technical only IHC/ISH stains

Mayo Clinic Laboratories offers pathologists more than 300 immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization (ISH) 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 their own 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.

Renal pathology consultations

Mayo Clinic Laboratories offers consultations for complex renal pathology cases to assist in evaluating and managing patients with kidney disease. Consultations enable nephrologists to follow the progression of known kidney disease or response to therapy and determine the cause of dysfunction in a transplanted kidney.

Our consultative practice strives to provide the highest quality diagnostic consultative service, balancing optimal patient care with a cost-conscious approach that supports the rapid turnaround time for diagnostic results. 

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 or intended for diagnostic purposes. Tech-only IHC/ISH slides created by Mayo are returned to the ordering site within 1-2 business days.

How will I be notified when an image is available?

Users can select to receive notifications when images are available in both MayoACCESS and MayoLINK.

How do I view my digital slide images when available?

Users can view images through MayoACCESS or MayoLINK.

For detailed instructions on how to view images, please click one of the links below to view our User's Guide or Quick Reference Guide (QRG).

Where can I find patient information?

The image page displays relevant information about the patient, physician, and order. This information can be used to confirm that users are reviewing the correct case and slide images.

What is UniView?

UniView is a web application that is used to view images. There is no download needed to use UniView. All slide images created for the case are available for viewing in UniView.

What if I get an unexpected error when clicking a URL?

Relaunch the link to view the digital image. If the error continues, close all browser windows and relaunch from MayoACCESS/MayoLINK or click on the digital image link in the Results Available email. If the error persists, contact Mayo Clinic Laboratories at 855-516-8404.

What if my slide images are missing?

Refresh the webpage. If the images are still not displaying after several minutes and a webpage refresh, contact Mayo Clinic Laboratories at 855-516-8404 for assistance. NOTE: Images may not display immediately upon email receipt. It can take several minutes for the image to upload and be available for viewing.

What are the browser requirements for digital imaging?

We recommend using Chrome or Edge as a browser for digital imaging.

What are the monitor requirements for viewing digital slide images? 

As tech-only images are not intended for diagnostic use, there are no regulatory requirements for computer monitors used to view tech-only slide images. However, the quality of the digital slide image will improve with higher performing monitors. 

Are digital slide images available for manual requisitions?

No. Clients wishing to access digital images for tech-only IHC/ISH stains must order electronically.


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