How long will it take to get certainty?

Today the complex procedure of staining with its multiple steps is standardised.

Instruments allow simultaneous staining of both molecular and protein assays, and most automated tests can be completed now in an eight-hour shift.

Nevertheless, the preparatory processing of the tissue in thepathology lab as well as the microscopic analyses done by the pathologist will usually take some days.

Automation has standardized many of these specialized tests, allowing accurate and quicker delivery of results to the physician. This ultimately enables the physician to start treatment earlier.