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TISSUE PROCESSING and EMBEDDING:

  • Vacuum infiltration processor
  • Standard embedding center
  • Process and embed only service available

SECTIONING:

  • Cryo-
    • Able to section with OCT as the embedding medium
    • Wide range of tissue thickness
  • FFPE-
    • Able to section between 3um-12um for slide purposes
    • Scroll section ≥10um for 1.5ml capped tubes
    • Tissue Punches 1-4mm in diameter
    • Tissue microarray

STAINING

  • H&E, using an automatic stainer for consistency
  • Histochemical stains:
    • ANALINE BLUE
    • AFB (acid-fast bacteria)
    • Alcian Blue (acid-mucopolysaccharides)
    • Alcian Blue/PAS (PAB combo stain)
    • Auramine rhodamine
    • Bielschowski (8-10µm)
    • Gram stain (Brown & Brenn)
    • Colloidal Iron (mucopolysaccharides)
    • Congo Red (amyloid 8-10µm)
    • Fite (leprosy)
    • Fontana Masson (argentaffin)
    • Giemsa (mast cell)
    • Reticular fibers
    • GMS (fungus/ pneumocystis)
    • Iron
    • Jones (basement membrane)
    • Luxol Fast Blue (LFB)
    • Masson Trichrome (connective tissue)
    • Mucicarmine (mucin)
    • Melanin Bleach
    • Cresyl Echt Violet (Nissl substance)
    • Oil Red O (cryo-sectioning only)
    • PAS (glycogen & basement membrane)
    • PAS/F (fungus)
    • PAS/D (glycogen digestion)
    • PTAH (mm cross-striations and fibrin)
    • Rhodamine (copper)
    • Steiner-Steiner (spirochetes)
    • Toluidine Blue (mast cells)
    • EVG (elastin)
    • Von Kossa (calcium)
    • Urate crystals (fix tissue in 100% ETOH)