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Welcome to the Animal Histopathology & Lab Medicine Core

The Animal Histopathology and Laboratory Medicine Core (AHLMC) supports investigators by providing high quality, comprehensive experimental pathology services.

The Animal Histopathology and Lab Medicine Core offers investigators a convenient campus location, customizable services, competitive pricing, and access to a board-certified veterinary pathologist.  Services include: macroscopic and microscopic tissue examination, histopathology, including routine frozen and paraffin slide preparation, special histochemical staining, immunohistochemistry, hematology, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, and cytokine assays.  Customized techniques catered to individual investigations are available upon request.

The AHLMC staff is trained in specialized animal tissue handling techniques. Expert consultation is available in animal anatomy and physiology, experimental design, optimal specimen collection, and data interpretation.  Importance is placed on the aims of the individual project.


We would appreciate that any work provided by the Animal Histopathology and Lab Medicine Core that is included in a publication acknowledges the contribution of the core facility.  Proper acknowledgment of our core facility enables us to obtain financial and other support so we may continue to provide essential services at a low cost.  It would also be appreciated if you sent a link of the article to

Please use the following excerpt:
Animal histopathology and/or clinical services was performed by the Animal Histopathology & Laboratory Medicine Core at the University of  North Carolina, which is supported in part by an NCI Center Core Support Grant (5P30CA016086-41) to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive  Cancer Center.

In addition, if any facility personnel makes a substantial intellectual and/or experimental contribution to a publication, they deserve recognition; this is essential for the professional development of our staff.  We recommend scientists follow the ABRF Recommended Guidelines for Authorship on Manuscripts”.