Renovated the facilities of the analizA Zaragoza Pathological Anatomy laboratory

The Anatomical Pathology Laboratory, directed by Dr. Javier Azúa-Romeo MD, PhD, is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies including immunohistochemistry and molecular biology and a multidisciplinary team of over 15 professionals who conduct all types of cytopathology and histopathology studies from 8 am to 8 pm.  


The new premises for AP Laboratory, now centrally located in calle Miguel de Cervantes nº 11, Zaragoza occupy over 250 metres, making it the largest referral laboratory by size and volume in Spain. 


Its main services include:   

Fine-needle aspiration or on-site FNA and ultrasound-guided FNA 

Fine-needle aspiration or on-site FNA is a method for obtaining cells by puncturing with a fine needle and forced aspiration of lesions on structures with no connection to the outside. 

It is an extremely valuable test for providing rapid diagnostic orientation. 



Cytology studies cells that detach from closed cavities, structures connected to the outside or on the surface. 

Cells can be obtained by scraping the tissue surface or through bodily fluids containing detached cells. These samples are processed using a variety of techniques to achieve cytological preparations for examination under a microscope. 



The extraction of tissue through an incision in the skin.  

Biopsies are often taken from the diseased or suspected diseased tissue to diagnose illnesses. 


Molecular pathology

This is the application of molecular techniques for anatomopathological diagnosis of tumours for the purpose of obtaining a diagnosis and personalised treatment for each tumour. 


Familial cancer

Dr. Azúa Romeo is the Principal Investigator for the “Grupo de Investigación en Cáncer Familiar” (Familial cancer research group) recently recognised by the Government of  Aragón as an Emerging Research Group  (B-49) BOA (Aragon Official Gazette) No.48 of 20 April 2005, whose purpose is to help and advise families with potentially hereditary cancers. 



A very useful tool in the diagnosis of cancer and currently essential for the correct classification of cancers of the lymphatic system and the blood like leukaemias and lymphomas, as well as helping to establish appropriate treatment in  breast (C-erb2), colon (EGFR) and stomach (C-kit) cancers. 



The HPV test is a laboratory test used to detect Human papilloma virus (HPV) in a sample of tissue or cells. PCR HPV is molecular testing by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to amplify the DNA of HPV. PCR is a process that enables replication of a specific DNA sequence. 

It is recommended for use when HPV infection is suspected after cervicovaginal cytology.  

Our technology delivers results in under 24 hours.  


Intraoperative biopsies and MOHS surgery 

Intraoperative biopsies are tissue samples obtained during surgery. They aim to provide the surgeon with information on the nature, extent and degree of the lesion, which can help to guide the course of surgery as the biopsy result is communicated to the surgeon who can make decisions during the operation. 

This type of biopsy can avoid the need for a second surgical intervention to obtain a new biopsy. 

Mohs surgery is a precise procedure that enables surgeons to remove all skin cancer with the least damage to healthy tissue and has a 99% cure rate for non-melanoma skin cancer. 


Digital pathology

Digital pathology is the use of digital technology to acquire, store, analyse and interpret pathological images.  

Some examples of how digital pathology is used: 

  • Digital cytology: a technique that uses digital images to analyse cells obtained from a tissue sample.  
  • Digital histology:  a technique that uses digital images to analyse tissue samples.  
  • Telepathology:  the use of digital technology for sharing pathological images among pathologists in different locations, to provide second opinions and to provide pathology services in remote areas. 


Autor Manuela Solanas Sacramento | Comunicación y Marketing Analiza Zaragoza


Find us:

Laboratorio de Anatomía Patológica Doctor Azúa analizA

C/. Miguel de Cervantes 11, Local, 50006 Zaragoza


Uninterrupted hours from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday

Tel.: 976 215 681

[email protected]

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