Placental Histopathology

An in-Depth Histopathological Analysis Of the Placenta


Placental Histopathology Overview

LifeCell’s Placenta-Scope includes a thorough macroscopic & microscopic analysis of the placenta in order to determine the exact aetiology for an adverse perinatal event. Placenta-Scope helps detect fetal, maternal or placental issues which could have been responsible for the adverse perinatal event. It, therefore, helps parents take the right precautions to avoid recurrence of such an event & also, avoid additional costly medical

Placental Histopathology helps prospective parents in more ways than one

Helps understand the underlying cause of the adverse event, to prevent recurrences

Adheres to international standards of reporting

Provides results 1in just 7 days

Assures accurate interpretation of results by expert pathologists

How Does Placental Histopathology Work?

Booking The Test

Doctor places an order for the test


The sample is collected and shipped to the lab

Laboratory Analysis

Testing and analysis are carried out


Reports are shared within 7 working days

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Placental Histopathology


Please note that Placental Histopathology can only be ordered by a physician. They would also be the only person to receive your results and will pass them along to you. If you are unable to find a physician, contact us on 1800-266-5533 & we will organise one for you at no additional cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

LifeCell Diagnostics always endures providing a clear and succinct report to help clinicians make an accurate diagnosis. The structure & format of a Placenta-Scope report is in line with the recommendations made by the Amsterdam Placental Workshop Group Consensus. A sample report is provided below.

  1. This test requires the entire placenta along with the umbilical cord for examination.
  2. The Placental specimen is collected by a LifeCell paramedic in an appropriately labelled sturdy plastic container with a tight-fitting lid, containing 10% buffered formalin. Please note that specimens not sent in formalin shall not be accepted for processing.
  3. A test requisition form with the complete clinical details of the mother & the baby/fetus should be submitted along with the sample.
  1. Allows identification placental lesions that may be associated with maternal/fetal vascular under perfusion, infection and fetal thrombosis
  2. Reporting based on RCOP Guidelines & Amsterdam Placental Workshop Group Consensus Statement
  3. Turn Around Time of 7 days
  4. Accurate interpretation of results by expert pathologists
  1. Microscopic images, slides, paraffin-embedded tissue blocks shall be provided on request.
  2. Investigations like conventional cytogenetics, chromosomal microarray are available for fetus/neonate with clinical suspicion of chromosomal abnormalities along with placental features emphasizing the same.
  3. Newborn screening and diagnostic packages are available for fetus/neonate with placental features of inherited disorders of metabolism
  4. Accurate interpretation of results by expert pathologists

References :

1)Pathology of the Placenta: A practical guide, (1st edition, 2019)

2)Tissue pathway for histopathological examination of the placenta, 7 July 2017, Dr Phillip Cox, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Clair Evans, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.

3)Sampling and Definitions of Placental Lesions, Amsterdam Placental Workshop Group Consensus Statement, T. Yee Khong, MD; et al., May 2016. A

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