Histology Core Lab
The Histology Core provides services for tissue sectioning, tissue preparation and tissue staining. Core staff provide services in tissue processing, tissue embedding, sectioning and basic staining procedures. A cryostat is available for frozen section preparation.
Any usage should be scheduled at least 48 hours prior to the time needed.
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 the associated artifacts.
- Stains available include trichrome, iron, periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) and more.