A comprehensive range of services for your unique study requirements

Histologic, diagnostic, research, toxicologic pathology services, and more. Profile offerings may change as we continue to expand our diagnostic portfolio. If a specific test is not listed or for additional information, please contact our team. 

Fixed Tissue Submitted as Untrimmed Tissues

Embedding Only (price per block)

Unstained Slide

Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) Stained Slide

Special Stained Slide (see special stains list)

Fixed Tissue Submitted as Trimmed Tissues in Labeled Cassettes
Embedding Only (price per block)

Unstained Slide

Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) Stained Slide

Special Stained Slide (see special stains list)
Tissue Submitted in Paraffin Blocks

Recuts, Serial Sections (billed per slide), Up to 2 Serial Sections per Slide:

    Unstained Sections

    Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) Stained Slide

Recuts, Step Sections/Levels (billed per slide), Up to 2 Serial Sections per Slide:

    Unstained Sections

    Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) Stained Slide

Additional Procedures
Decalcification (per tissue)
Special embedding (cell suspensions, small tissues, special orientation) using agarose gel
Special embedding of large animal tissues (e.g., eyes, bones)
Preparation of Tissues for In Situ Hybridization
More than two serial sections per slide (serial section charge for additional sections)
Frozen Tissue Submitted as Untrimmed Tissue

Unstained Slide

Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) Stained Slide

Special Stained Slide

Frozen Tissue Submitted in OCT Blocks

Unstained Slide

Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) Stained Slide
Special Stained Slide
Other Services
Processing of Light-Sensitive Frozen Specimens

Special Embedding Procedures in OCT

Histology Slide Preparation Service Turnaround Times

• 2 weeks for routine slide preparation, 4–5 weeks for large studies or specialized embedding or sectioning requests. Call for more specific information.
• 3–day advance notice is recommended in order to guarantee your turnaround times.
• A STAT fee will be applied if overtime or additional staffing is needed.

Additional Guidelines

• Label histology cassettes with #2 pencil or a mechanical pencil with 0.5-mm lead (pen and marker will wash off during processing, including those products indicated as “permanent”).
• Provide any special post-fixation procedure instructions required when submitting samples.

(Long: 5378120)
Stain Purpose
Alcian Blue (pH 1.0 or pH 2.5) with or without PAS Carbohydrates/Mucin
Congo Red Amyloid Amyloid
Rhodanine (Copper) Copper
Cresyl Violet-Nissl Neuro/Pituitary
Verhoeff Van Gieson (VVG) Connective/Muscle
Oil Red O (frozen tissue only) Lipids
Giemsa Microorganisms/Nuclear Elements
Glycogen-Digested PAS/H Carbohydrates/Mucin
Churukian’s Ammoniacal Silver Method (PcAg) Pneumocystis (lung)/Fungi
Gram’s (modified Brown-Hopps) Microorganisms
Hall's Bilirubin (Bile) Pigments/Minerals
Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) Nuclear/Cytoplasmic
Luxol Fast Blue (LFB) Neuro/Pituitary
Methylene Blue Nuclear Elements
Movat's Pentachrome Connective/Muscle
Periodic Acid-Schiff (PAS) Microorganisms/Neuro/Pituitary
Prussian blue (Perl's Iron) Iron (Hemosiderin)
Toluidine Blue Nuclear Elements
Trichrome-Masson's Connective/Muscle
Alizarin Red (Calcium) Pigments/Minerals
Steiner (modified) Microorganisms
Ziehl-Neelsen (AFB) Acid-fast bacteria
Picrosirius Red Collagen
Diagnostic Pathology Services (Designed for sick, moribund, and euthanized for unexpected outcome)

Diagnostic Submissions

If a diagnosis requires additional staining beyond the standard H&E, the pathologist will contact the client to discuss the value of performing these additional stains and the associated costs.

Dissection of tissues from fixed or fresh carcass (mouse or rat)

Dissection of tissues from fixed or fresh carcass (guinea pig, rabbit, nonhuman primate)

Turnaround Times
A diagnostic pathology report will be available within 10 working days from receipt of specimen. Anatomic pathologists frequently provide findings via call or email within 2–3 days from receipt of sample in order to retrieve additional history or request for special stains helpful to the final disposition of the case.

Research and Toxicologic Pathology Services

Slide Preparation

Charges for tissue evaluation vary depending on evaluation criteria and needs of the study. Other charges may include special stains, morphometric analyses, shipping costs for return of samples

Turnaround Times

Turnaround times for research and toxicologic pathology results are based on study, type of evaluations performed, and additional services related to study evaluation goals.

Photography Services (Gross and Microscopic)

Annotated Digital Images (on a flash drive or available via cloud service)

Non-Annotated Digital Images (on flash drive or available via cloud service)
 

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