Finnish Centre for Laboratory Animal Pathology (FCLAP)

A HiLIFE Research Infrastructure, part of the “Histotechnology and Laboratory Animal Pathology” HiLIFE platform
Pathology and Parasitology / Department of Veterinary Biosciences
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki

About Us

Finnish Centre for Laboratory Animal Pathology is a research and service facility providing histotechnical services and expertise in morphological (macroscopic and histological) methods in laboratory animals. We help to assess for example pathological changes, specific phenotypical features or expression and distribution of specific antigens.

Services offered

  • Trimming, processing and paraffin embedding of tissue specimens for histology
  • Preparation of unstained and stained sections (HE and a range of special stains)
  • Immunohistochemistry (markers used in diagnostic veterinary pathology)
  • Preparation of frozen sections, subsequent staining and IH
  • Consultation and tutoring on histological tissue processing

  • Assessment of morphological changes from a wide range of experiments and in the development of new experimental protocols
  • Necropsy and tissue/sample collection
  • Assistance with experimental design and morphological techniques

Research cooperation
  • Involvement of pathologists in interdisciplinary research; experimental approach and protocols, histological assessment, interpretation, further studies etc.

Further information

FCLAP functions in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki. We serve researches in all Finnish universities as well as outside clients.

Dr. Jere Lindén|Research coordinator
Email: jere.linden (at) / fclap-info (at)
Phone: +358-50-4480037‬

Email: fclap-info (at)
Phone: +358-294-157085