Histopathology Services

Histopathology Services

Histopathology services include: tissue processing, embedding, and cutting both paraffin-embedded and frozen tissue. The CTRL performs standard stains, immunohistochemistry, antibody workup, and in situ hybridization. Tissue microarrays are constructed using a Veridiam VT110C. Digital imaging includes the ACIS III (DAKO), Visiopharm, and Nanozoomer (Hamamatsu). Specialized software is available to image and analyze tissue microarrays, and to manage and store array data.

The histology activities are performed by an HT(ASCP) certified histology technologist with twenty years of histology experience.

  • Gross description and analysis of tissue specimens
  • Gross dissection of specimens (MOPEC)
  • Slide printer with barcoding (ThermoSlidemate)
  • Cassette printer with barcoding (ThermoPrintmate)
  • Tissue processing (Sakura VIP6)
  • Tissue paraffin embedding (Sakura TEK6)
  • Tissue sectioning to make slides (Thermo HM 355S)
  • Frozen sections (Thermo HM 525)
  • Slide staining (Leica Autostainer)
  • Immunohistochemical analysis (DAKO Autostainer XL)
  • Immunofluorescence (Olympus BX61)
  • Special staining
  • Tissue microarray construction (Veridiam)
  • Quantitative image analysis (DAKO ACIS III)
  • Laser capture microscopy (Arcturus)
  • Pathological interpretation
  • Tumor identification