Molecular Pathology Services

Laser Micro-dissection


Laser Micro-dissection (LCM) allows researchers to analyze specific cells within a larger sample. Targos houses a Palm MicroBeam LCM system that allows isolation of target cells from formalin fixed paraffin embedded sections for further molecular analysis (e.g., PCR). Depending on the starting material, DNA, RNA, and proteins can be extracted successfully from captured tissue fragments, down to the single cell level for subsequent translational research. At Targos, LCM is performed by a board-certified pathologist.

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