At NH hospitals, the department offers timely and accurate histopathology and cytopathology services to various clinical specialities. Annually we receive large numbers of histology specimens, cytology specimens and cervical smears. We report on tissue biopsies and resections from various sites including cancer biopsies and complex cancer resections. Neuropathology services are also provided. We also perform and report on fine needle aspirations (FNAC) from various sites. We also report on fluid cytology specimens and cervical smears. We have a fairly large panel of immunohistochemical markers to assist in diagnosis, and also to carry out therapeutic and prognostic immunohistochemical tests. Various special histochemical stains, when needed, are also carried out here.