Renal Pathology

At NanoGene, we are committed to assisting our pathologists and clinical colleagues in providing superior quality of care. For the first time in the United Arab Emirates, we are proud to extend our 20 years’ experience in providing renal pathology services to pathologists and nephrologists in the region. We understand the importance of delivering diagnostic results in a timely manner. Our highly dedicated renal pathology team works not only to deliver fast results but also to consult to ensure you have the most comprehensive result. Our nephropathologist team offers consultation in a wide range of native and transplant kidney biopsy specimens.

We can be reached on the phone, and we can schedule a virtual tour to discuss the biopsy findings while reviewing slides on the digital pathology platform. That will give the feeling of reviewing your patient’s material with the pathologist on the multi-head scope while you do not have to leave your office.

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Each one of these services can be offered globally, where interpretation will be rendered by our pathology team, or as technical-only services if the referring pathologist has an interest in reviewing the sample on their own. We provide whole slide image scans and a complete PDF report of electron microscope images. We can also ship slides to the referring pathologist, but please keep in mind that immunofluorescence slides fade and ideally should be reviewed within 12 hours under a dark field microscope. Therefore, we recommend you take advantage of our digital pathology platform.

  • Light Microscopy

  • Immunofluorescence

  • Electron Microscopy

Why Should You Depend on Us For Handling Your Kidney Pathology Specimens?

The first call to deliver the results is one of the most exciting parts of renal pathology, and it sets us apart from our competitors. You should receive a call with preliminary results within 12-24 hours of receiving the sample. We often provide a detailed discussion of what the biopsy shows, followed by a detailed report with images and a link to virtual slide review. We are proud to offer a virtual session to our nephrologists to discuss the biopsy findings while you have it in front of you. It will give you the feeling of reviewing the case on the multihead scope, allowing you to access the degree of chronicity and viability of kidney parenchyma and not withstanding the extent of pathologic changes.

Our transplant report includes a C4d stain on both FFP and fresh tissue samples. Please Note: A transplant pathology workup does not require the use of an electron microscope unless there is consideration of recurrent primary disease is considered or history of suspicion of primary GN. Any transplant biopsy will be processed for routine morphology and IF only unless otherwise indicated.

Our pathology team will call the number provided on the requisition within 24 hours from obtaining the specimen. A preliminary report will include light and immunofluorescence results. Electron microscopy report may take an additional day.

Our reports are well written and includes multiple images of pertinent pathology information. Each report will also include a link to our digital image database available for a minimum 5 days after initial sign-out. Please call the lab if you require additional time. Our client portal enables user to caption images and send messages to our pathology team for any details.

All cases are reviewed and signed out by American Board-certified pathologists and affiliates of the College of American Pathology, who have undergone at least one year of post-residency training in renal and transplant pathology. It is important to note that the American Board of Pathology does not offer a separate board certification for renal pathology; instead, expertise in this area is based on specialized training and experience in the field.


If you have biopsy cases that have been read by external institutions, please contact our laboratory and furnish us with the patient's demographic information, as well as the details of the previous biopsy reading location. Our team will then reach out to the pathology department and arrange for the delivery of the pathology reports to our laboratory at no extra cost. Alternatively, you can submit the request online through our Nano-Client Portal.

Each report will include a morphological comparison of the previous biopsy findings with the current findings, to ensure a comprehensive analysis of the patient's disease status.

Sample Requirements:

3-4 needle cores submitted fresh or as follows:

  • White Top

    Best 1-2 cores with the largest number of glomeruli submitted in formaldehyde

  • Blue Top

    Second best core submitted for IF processing in Michael’s solution 

  • Green Top

    Third core in Zeiss Fixative

  • Both bottles need to be labeled with patient identifiers 

Please note that we can perform both immunofluorescence and electron microscopy on formalin-fixed samples. However, for the best quality results, we recommend that you separate the cores into three containers. Please contact the laboratory to request renal biopsy kits.

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