Laboratorio de análisis Echevarne

Anatomical Pathology

Anatomical Pathology

The Anatomical Pathology unit aims to become a benchmark in pathology for veterinary clinics and hospitals throughout the country, bringing together qualified personnel with the most advanced technology. In addition to the usual diagnostic support techniques (histochemistry and immunohistochemistry), it uses techniques of molecular biology (PCR, HIS) that are progressively finding their place in this discipline.

Echevarne Veterinary offers a necropsy service for pets. The interdisciplinary coordination of this department with those of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology allows us to offer a comprehensive diagnostic service.

This area is led by the pathologist Daniel Borrás, who has dedicated twenty years to this area, seven of them in the Department of Anatomical Pathology at the Veterinary School of Barcelona (UAB) and the last thirteen in Citopat. Borrás has published articles in Spanish and international journals, teaches cytology courses aimed at clinicians, has participated as a speaker at conferences and is co-author of several books in his specialty. In addition, he was a pioneer in performing necropsies in the private sector.

One of Echevarne’s main aims is to offer advice to its clients. As Anatomical Pathology is a largely interpretive specialty, Echevarne Veterinary prioritises fluid communication between the pathologist and the veterinarian in order to collaborate and provide the information needed to make decisions.

Special Techniques

  • Histochemistry
    PAS, Grocott's methenamine silver stain, Ziehl-Neelsen Congo Red stain…
  • Immunohistochemistry
    Cell identification, cell proliferation factors…
  • Molecular pathology (PCR)
  • PARR (PCR Antigen Receptor Rearrangement))


  • Archive of preparations and histological blocks, following current regulations
  • Anatomopathological diagnosis of biopsies and surgical parts
  • Diagnosis of general cytology samples (liquid-based cytology, fine needle aspiration, etc.)
  • Necropsies
  • Macroscopic Photography / Microphotography
  • Telepathology service

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