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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:

ServicesMemberNon-Member
Processing$3.80$5.91
Grossing$7.37$11.46
Embedding$3.96$6.16
Re-embedding$2.00$3.11
Additional pieces per block$3.96$6.16
Sectioning$3.47$5.40
H&E $4.31$6.69
Trichrome$12.21$18.98
PAS-H$7.60$11.81
Von Kossa$7.60$11.81
other stains upon request*$7.60$11.81
Dewax Slides (self serve)$5.00$7.78
Scanning$7.00$10.85
Image Analysis
Slide Box - 25 place$9.00$14.00
Slide Box - 100 place$13.00$20.22
ConsultationTBDTBD
Additional ServicesTBDTBD
*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