Animal Histology Core

Services provided by the
Tufts Animal Histology Core

  • Frozen Sectioning
    • Preparation, freezing, and cutting of standard frozen sections
    • Fixing, staining, and cover-slippin
    • Note: Unsupervised investigator use of cryostat allowed following training
  • Tissue Trimming
    • Trimming of submitted fixed tissues to ensure best orientation for optimal assessment
    • Decalcification of bone specimens
  • Tissue Embedding
    • Correct orientation of samples in paraffin wax
  • Tissue Sectioning
    • Basic microtomy to produce standard 5┬Ám paraffin sections
    • Advanced sectioning (e.g., step sectioning, levels, thick sections, etc.)
    • Unstained sections in preparation for immunohistochemistry or other procedures
  • Staining
    • Standard H&E and special stains
    • Rapid Hematoxylin and Eosin (H&E) for frozen sections
    • Coverslip slides
  • Tissue Microarray (TMA) molds
    • Up to 15 (5mm) cores

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