Department of Pathology Core Histology Laboratory
The Department of Pathology Core Histology Laboratory is located at New York Medical College Basic Science Building. The core provides routine histology, special staining, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, cryotomy services to researchers throughout the academic community. Seasoned research associates and pathologists staff the Lab, providing a wide range of expertise and analysis in histotechnology, medical technology, anatomic pathology, tissue procurement and clinical sciences. The lab is semi-automated to provide consistent results and quick turnaround.
For researchers without easy access to histology equipment or the services of a histotechnologist, the Core Histology Lab accepts fixed wet tissue specimens as well as frozen tissue samples. Wet samples are processed on an automated tissue processor. The processing protocol is adjusted to match the size of the tissue specimen submitted. The samples are then embedded in paraffin. Please refer to our tissue submission guidelines.
We can provide paraffin sections and frozen sections. Sections can be prepared on standard charged slides and they may be stained with Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) and special stains or left unstained. Our histology protocols strive to maintain the highest possible specimen quality and minimize the possibility of cross contamination. Some of these services incur a small additional charge.
We have a Nikon 90i Eclipse Research microscope that is fully automated for light and fluorescent microscopy. Cubes available are DAPI, GFP(488) and Texas Red(543). Objectives available 4X Plan Fluor, 10X Plan Fluor, 20X Plan Apo, 40X Plan Apo, 60X oil Plan Apo, and 100X oil Plan Apo.
Investigators who would like to request services from the laboratory should fill out a requisition and the PI is required to sign the request form. The services provided will be based on the order it is received.
For pathology consultations:
Dr. John T. Fallon III, MD, PhD Core Director
Chairman of Pathology
For histology services:
Anne Sollas, Core Lab Manager
Page updated: October 23, 2012