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FFPE Specimen Submission

FFPE Tissue

Submitting FFPE Tissue

Please follow the instructions below for submitting cassetted tissue for processing and embedding.

Tissue Preparation

  • Cassetted tissue only submerged in 10%NBF or 70% ETOH in a lebeled leak-proof container
  • Cassettes should be LABELED WITH PENCIL
    • ***NOTE*** wrap tissue if it’s smaller than 3 mm3

Paperwork Submitted with Cassettes

Please download and fill out the order form, which requires the following information:

  • Contact Info (name, email, phone #)
  • Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Number of Blocks Submitted with Correlating Labeling
  • Embedding Instructions
  • Cutting Instructions
  • Staining Instructions
  • Chartfield # (eg..bu:xx org:xxxxx fund:xxxx project:xxxxxxxx account:xxxxx year:xxxx)
  • Comments


  • Signed consent form if applicable
  • FFPE blocks should be kept at room temp or cooler
  • Deliver samples to Research Histology, HCH Room N3970