Histopathology and Tissue Shared Resource

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The HTSR offers a full complement of histology services through our combined Human Tissue Bank, histology, and IHC departments. The Human Tissue Bank supports tissue procurement and the retrieval of fresh frozen and archival paraffin blocks. The Histology laboratory provides processing, embedding and microtomy services both for fresh frozen and fixed tissues. The Histology lab also provides numerous routine and non-routine histological stains. The Immunohistochemistry (IHC) laboratory supports colorimetric and fluorescent IHC staining for established antibodies as well as the development of protocols for new antibodies. The IHC lab also supports TUNEL labeling and novel labeling techniques. For more detailed information about HTSR services, please see the links below:

Archival Paraffin Blocks: Consenting, database searching, block retrieval, and slide cutting.

Fresh frozen Tissues: Tissue procurement and maintenance of fresh frozen tissue bank.

Special Collections: For collection of tissue for individual investigators.

Histology: Processing and sectioning. Routine and non-routine histology stains.

Immunohistochemistry and Immunofluorescence: Immunological staining of tissue sections. Development of novel staining procedures.

Pathology: For studies using human tissues and animal models.

Imaging and Quantitative Analysis: Bright field and fluorescent imaging and quantification.


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