Research Histology Service


The Dept. of Pathology extends support for tissue histology services to its faculty by an annual individual $4000 stipend and medical trainees by an annual individual $2000 stipend to use research core facilities.

Human Tissue Studies

For studies requiring materials from the clinical formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue archives, please contact the Biorepository and Tissue Research Facility (BTRF). This core facility will pull and refile slides and blocks. This facility will also provide histology support for human tissue studies (see below for animal histology services). You will need to enter a work order in the BTRF portion of the core facilities iLab website.

Because human subjects identifiers (such as surgical pathology case numbers) cannot be uploaded to the iLab website, please  download and use the Pathology Department BTRF service order forms below if you need to give such information, and send these manually or by secure UVA Health system email to the BTRF.

Archival specimen retrieval / histology / immunohistochemistry

Biospecimen procurement / processing

Reagent order form

Instructions for registering onto and using the iLab site can be found here.

Animal Tissue Studies

Routine histology support (processing tissue, cutting slides) for animal studies is provided by the Research Histology Core. Please contact this core for their procedures for ordering services. The core is located in the MR4 Building, Room 1123. Please obtain the PTAO specific to your account from Barbara Kittel.

The BTRF will not process or embed animal tissue for routine histology, but will provide immunohistochemical staining for animal tissue.