Histology Services

Update May 19th, 2020:

After suspending our services in response to COVID-19 preventative measures on March 23rd, the Histopathology Shared Resource (HSR) is happy to announce our core has been approved to open at a limited capacity for histology requests starting Tuesday, May 19th, 2020. Please visit the Submitting Samples page for more information.

The Histopathology Shared Resource is equipped and staffed to provide a full array of histology services including

  • Tissue processing
  • Embedding Samples in either paraffin or optimal cutting temperature compound (OCT)
  • Sectioning using either microtome and cryostat to specified thickness
  • Histochemical staining such as:
    • Hematoxylin and eosin (H&E)
    • Trichrome
    • Elastin
    • Reticulin
    • Giemsa
    • Luxol fast blue
    • Iron
    • Bacterial and fungal

HSR staff is able to advise researcher of tissue preparation, preservation and handling to ensure the highest quality results.