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University of Pittsburgh Research Histology Services Core Facility (Histology)

University of Pittsburgh

United States of America

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Research Histology Services

Last Updated: 05/07/2024

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Research Histology Services is located in the Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower at the University of Pittsburgh. RHS lab serves as the Core Liver and Kidney Laboratory for the Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) and the Core Heart Lab for the Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation in Children (CTOTC04), providing histology services for ongoing clinical patient research studies throughout the United States and Canada. Provides range of histological research techniques that include decalcification, standard tissue processing, biopsy processing, paraffin embedding, OCT embedding of frozen tissues, serial sectioning, step/level sectioning, and cryostat sectioning. A wide spectrum of assays is available in addition to the routine hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stain. Special histochemical stains routinely provided include; Masson Trichrome, PAS (periodic acid Schiff), Prussian Blue (Iron), Verhoff''''s Elastin Stain, Cresyl Violet, Toluidine Blue, and Luxol Fast Blue; additional histochemical staining is done upon request. Wide arrays of Immunoperoxidase and Immunofluorescent staining and apoptosis/ tunel stains are also available. Our goal is to return quality work in the shortest time possible.