Research Core Labs

This core provides UNC investigators and other researchers with a full range of seamless services for animal pathology needs, from tissues to biologic fluids. Services include pathology consultation, high quality preparation of frozen and fixed tissue sections, routine histologic and special tissue stains, immunohistochemical stains, Luminex assays, hematology, urinalysis, cytology, blood smears, and clinical chemistry.

The MSL is within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and serves as a core facility for the UNC School of Medicine. The Laboratory provides light microscopy and electron microscopy services to UNC researchers and UNC Hospitals. The MSL also offers laser capture microdissection and computer-assisted morphometry.

The TPL is a core facility to enhance translational research in the UNC School of Medicine and is administered by the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The Laboratory is designed to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze fresh, frozen and formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissues and cell lines using morphology-based assays for DNA, RNA, and proteins.