The objective of the Morphology and Phenotyping Core - Advanced Histology Services, is to provide Investigators/clients with the tools and expertise to process and analyze tissue samples. The Core is able to process any type of animal and/or human tissue for research purposes. Our technicians are also highly trained in dermatology and delicate specimen handling.
We consistently maintain the highest-quality results by utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and employing nationally-certified technicians. Our aim is to always provide excellent customer service by fulfilling each Investigators/clients' specific needs and wants.
Core services include recommendations for tissue harvesting and storage, preparation of paraffin blocks, sectioning of paraffin and frozen blocks, standard H&E histology, special staining procedures, and control slide preparation.
Using Cal-Ex decalcifier, we can decalcify your bone/calcified tissue sample prior to tissue processing.
We can provide control slides (in sets of 25) to aid in your special staining and IHC staining protocols.
We have the following mouse tissues available:
Lung, Liver, Skin, Kidney, Colon, Stomach, Bowel, Intestine, Lymph Node, Spleen.
The first slide cut for each sample is $10.00, each additional slide is only $4.00.
Samples should be shipped overnight on dry ice and will be returned in the same manner.
Using an automated stainer and an oustanding H&E protocol, we can always provide consistent and excellent results.
We use top of the line paraffin (paraplast +). Along with your request and our expertise we are able to embed your tissue samples in any orientation that you require to fulfill your personal experimental needs.
If you do not need slides cut, we are able to do this service "a la carte". Simply send us your tissue samples and we will process them, embed them and we will return the completed blocks to you.
We have 2 ASCP certified Histology Technicians with excellent microtomy skills ready to cut your samples.
Oil red O (demonstrates neutral fats): $4.50
Congo Red ( demonstrates amyloid): $8.50
PAS (demonstrates carbohydrates and basement membranes) : $5.50
GMS (demonstrates fungi): $5.50
Iron (demonstrates iron): $3.50
Elastic (demonstrates elastic fibers): $5.00
Alcian Blue (demonstrates carbohydrates and goblet cells): $8.00
Mucin (demonstrates epithelial mucin): $12.00
Trichrome (demonstrates collagen and smooth muscle): $12.00
Picrosirius Red (demonstrates collagen): $8.50
Aldehyde Fuchsin (demonstrates elastic fibers): $5.00
Jones Silver (demonstrates basement membranes): $4.00
Wright Giemsa (demonstrates blood cell types, bacteria and fungi) $2.10
"I really appreciated the fact that Laura answered all of my questions quickly, usually within minutes, even on the weekend. Also, our project was completed on time and the slides look great!"
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