Sumitting tissue for paraffin sections

Size of specimens: tissue should be trimmed to specified region before bringing to lab.

Fixation volume: 10 times greater than tissue volume.

Preparation  of tissue

  1.  Tissue must be submitted in histology cassettes labeled in PENCIL ONLY and the cassettes, must be in a fixative or 70% ethanol.  Do not let tissue dry out.
  2.  NEVER USE any kind of INK or permanent marker on histology cassettes.
  3. Slides will be cut at 4-5 microns unless otherwise specified.
  4. Slide boxes are to be brought to the lab with tissue or one will be provided at an extra charge.
  5. Enter a service request in iLab under Research Histology Core

The Research Histology Core’s hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  All tissue must be submitted by 3:30 p.m.  in situ tissue may be submitted Monday – Thursday (please call 24 hrs. in advance for in situ tissue).

Bring samples to room 1035, MR4 building.

Contact persons for the Research Histology Core are:

Sheri VanHoose, MLT (NCA)
Lisa Vohwinkel lcv2c@Virginia.EDU

Phone: 434.924.9205

Fax: 434.982.0701