Anatomic Pathology

Anatomic pathology focuses on analyzing the effects a potential NME (new molecular entity) or compound might have on a body's organs or tissue. Our anatomic pathologists are globally located, so we can support your preclinical IND-enabling studies from a variety of facilities.

Anatomic Pathology Study Support

We offer standard and customizable necropsy and histology support for a number of preclinical and nonclinical studies:



  • GLP and non-GLP
  • Routine and specialized tissue collection / paradigms
  • Semen analysis


  • GLP and non-GLP
  • Tissue processing | paraffin; frozen; or plastic (glycol methacrylate) 
  • Embedding
  • Microtomy
  • Special stains

Veterinary Pathology

  • Integrated interpretation / risk assessments
  • Pathologist consultation and peer review, including working groups
  • Expert opinions and reports
  • Regulatory consultation

Stand-Alone Services

We receive samples from animal studies not conducted at Covance to perform any histology or specialty service, with or without pathologist interpretation. Certain Specialty Pathology sites will also receive human tissue for analysis.

  • Fixed tissue
  • Frozen tissue
  • Paraffin blocks
  • Unstained slides
  • Stained slides

Regulatory & Consulting Support

  • Peer reviewed pathology report to reach consensus
  • Pathology data packaged in SEND format

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