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Electron Microscopy Service
Department of Pathology
12th floor Wollman Building
Chief: John A. Terzakis, MD
The Kalvin Electron Microscopy Laboratory has been functioning at Lenox hill Hospital since the late 1960's.
We provide transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of tissues received in buffered glutaraldehyde fixative. TEM is primarily employed as one of several components of renal biopsy evaluation. TEM is also used to understand derivation of complex tumors.
Additionally, we perform X-ray microanalysis (XMA) utilizing our scanning electron microscope (SEM). Energy dispersive XMA is a qualitative method for detecting elements of the periodic table from atomic number 6 through 99. This type of analysis is chiefly used to characterize foreign particles or other foreign material found in routine surgical pathology material. A paraffin block is required. Qualitative analysis in not offered. SEM is also available to identify insects and other arthropods.
The Kalvin Electron Microscope Laboratory is supervised by Dr. John Terzakis, board certified in Anatomic Pathology with over 45 years experience in electron microscopy. It is staffed by a licensed Laboratory Technologist, Mr. E.A. Santagada.
Inquires and consultations are welcome.