The Histology Core provides services for tissue sectioning, preparation and staining. Core staff provide services in tissue processing, embedding, sectioning and basic staining procedures. A cryostat is available for frozen section preparation.
Instrumentation and Applications
Automated tissue processor
This processor is used for paraffin sections. Tissues are preferred in 10% neutral buffered formalin.
Sakura automated stainer
The stainer can process 40 slides per run, hematoxylin and eosin (H & E). Dewaxing and hydrating services are available. These are useful when the user's lab wants to perform its own specialized staining procedures.
The cryostat is used for frozen sections. OCT mounting media is available. Frozen sections using Leica's CryoJane Tape-Transfer System are also available. The CryoJane process is designed specifically to avoid melting and air drying and the associated artifacts.
Stains available include trichrome, iron, periodic acid schiff (PAS) and others.
Core Policies and Services
Any usage should be scheduled at least 48 hours prior to the time needed.