Histology Section



The Suffolk County Office of the Medical Examiner houses its own histology laboratory, supervised by a senior laboratory technologist with over 20 years of experience in histotechnology. The preparation of microscopic slides for the Medical Examiner is crucial in cases that warrant histopathologic (microscopic) confirmation of gross pathologic diagnoses, as well as ancillary information relating to dating (timing) of injuries. Special histologic stains and immunostains are performed by histotechnologists at Stony Brook, but the majority of neuropathology is processed on site at the SCME.