Instruments and Services
The NDIIF Histology Core Services include tissue fixation, processing, embedding, sectioning, staining, and coverslipping of paraffin or frozen tissue sections. For more information on using the histology core, please refer to our policies and rates.
Leica TP 1020 Tissue Processor
Tissue-Tek III Embedding Station
Leica RM 2155 Microtome and Waterbath
- Fully Automated Sectiong of Paraffin Embedded Specimens
Leica CM 1850 Cryostat
- Fully Automated Sectioning of Cryopreserved Specimens
Self-Service and Full Service Instrument Usage Options
Sample Preparation and Developed Staining Protocols
Staining of tissue sections ranges from routine Hematoxylin-Eosin (H&E's) to special stains demonstrating specific tissue structures. Masson’s Trichrome, Periodic Schiff, and Verhoff Van Geison among other special stains are developed and provided as needed. The Histology Core is also able to offer a variety of specific immunohistochemical stains. Histopathologic interpretation of tissues is available.