The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation

Pathology Lab

Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI) offers a CLIA certified diagnostic immunopathology laboratory for ocular tissue.  Our Laboratory Director, C. Stephen Foster, M.D., has engaged in laboratory research for 35 years and has overseen our certified patient diagnostic laboratory since 2011. 

Diagnostic Services Available:

1. Routine Histopathology
2. Immunopathology
      a.Immunofluorescence
      b.Immunoperoxidase  

Instructions for Specimen Submission:  Please follow one of these procedures for tissue submission

Procedure 1  The tissue can be fixed in O.C.T. and sent immediately in sufficient dry ice by overnight mailing. This is the ideal mode of submission and gives the best results.  

 Procedure 2 Alternatively, Immerse specimen in Michel's medium. The specimen can then be sent to us via express mail service in the Michel's medium. We can then embed it in Tissue-Tek O.C.T. compound for cryostat sectioning. 

Print form to complete and mail with specimen 

Physicians interested in sending ocular tissue samples for diagnostic analysis should contact Dr. Zhao at 617-621-6377 for details on required patient information and packaging requirements. 

If You live in the States of California, Florida, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, please call Scott Evans at 617-577-1370 before submitting specimens.