Histology Core

The Cell Services & Histology Core provides a full range of histology services, encompassing routine and specialized grossing, tissue processing, paraffin embedding, microtomy, H&E and special staining, and immunohistochemistry. Consultations are also available. The core also offers image analysis through the Translational Pathology Laboratory (see figure). These services are available to CGIBD members and non-members.

 


Contact:

Tope Keku, PhD (Director)
tokeku@med.unc.edu

Carolyn Suitt
carolyn_suitt@med.unc.edu


SERVICES AND FEES:

SERVICES AND FEES: Pricing
Processing $2.50 /cassette 
Grossing $1.50 /cassette
Embedding $2.50 /cassette
Re-embedding $2.00 /cassette
Additional Pieces per block $2.50 /piece
Sectioning $3.00 /section
H&E $3.50 /slide
Trichrome $7.00 /slide
PAS-H $5.00 /slide
Von Kossa $5.00 /slide
other stains upon request $5.00 /slide*
Dewax Slides (self serve) $5.00 /rack of slides
Scanning $5.00 /slide
Image analysis $3/slide
Slide Box 25 Place $9
Slide Box 100 Place $13
Consultation TBD
Additional Services TBD
*Depends on the complexity and cost of reagents


Image analysis

Digitized images can be accessed through a secure website. The investigators will have access to Aperio Imagescope software for annotation and scoring of images.  Scanned images in the Spectrum Plus database can be shared with colleagues and viewed simultaneously. Investigators can request full (edit and annotate) or read only (read only) access for collaborators and others.

Microscopes

The histology core has a Zeiss AX10 Imager and Zeiss AX10 Primo Star Microscope and an Olympus 1X81 inverted fluorescence microscope.

Image for the histology core section