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Comparative Pathology Shared Resource (CPSR)

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What is Comparative Pathology? How can it help enhance your research?

Comparative pathology combines two disciplines of disease study, anatomic pathology and clinical pathology.  


What is the difference between the two?  

Anatomic Pathology

Analysis of: 

  • Histology 
  • Tissues
  • Tumors
  • Bone
  • Kidneys
  • Brain
  • Heart
  • Special tissue stains, etc on a microscopic level.
  • And more... call for custom project management.  


Clinical Pathology

Analysis of: 

  • Complete blood counts
  • Urinalysis
  • Liver function panel
  • Kidney function panel
  • Cytospin preparation
  • Blood gas analysis
  • And more... call for custom project management 


Together, these two disciplines can be used to provide an overall picture of the
disease process you are studying. 

The Comparative pathology Shared Resource laboratory:

  • Works in partnership with other shared resources to provide
    • Collection
    • Processing
    • Interpretation of your samples

Colorado State University Research Pathology Core:
  • Team of Board Certified Veterinary Pathology specialists in area of both anatomic and clinical pathology. 
  • Work with research groups on a fee-for-service basis but are also interested in collaborator research projects
  • Assist with pre-project design and interpretation of results
  • For more information regarding the Colorado State University Research Pathology Core, click here​.

  • CU Anschutz Research Histology Core​
    • Can process tissue samples as well as perform special stains 
    • For more information regarding the CU Anschutz Research Histology Core, click here.

  • Office of Laboratory Animal Resources
    • Can provide assistance or training in sample collection
    • For more information regarding the Office of Laboratory Animal Resources, click here.

Funded by:

University of Colorado

Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center

Vice Chancellor for Research

Office of Laboratory Animal Resources

Children's Hospital

Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute

Departments of Psychology & Medicine

Department of Pathology

12800 E. 19th Ave
Aurora, Colorado 80045
CPSR@ucdenver.edu
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