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.

Instruments include:

  • 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. 

Infection Histopathology