We offer complete services for immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry and we develop and provide customized protocols related to histology, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry.

The facility is equipped with technological instrumentation including a Leica TP1020 Automated Tissue Processor, a Leica XL Autostainer, a Fisher HistoCenter embedding station and Microm microtomes and cryostat.

Services Available

  • Tissue fixation, processing, embedding, and sectioning of paraffin- embedded and frozen specimens
  • Plastic embedding and sectioning
  • Routine histological stains (e.g., H&E, trichrome, and others);
  • Special stains (e.g., Sirius Red, PAS, reticular fiber stain, Voerhoff’s elastic stain, von Kossa, Orcein, van Gieson, and many others)
  • Immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, histochemistry, etc.
  • Customized characterization of antibodies for immunohistochemistry
  • Special procedures (e.g., mammary gland whole mounts, en face preparations of arteries, etc.)
  • Custom tissue microarrays
  • Performs all histology related services for human specimens obtained through the BioBank at MMCRI

For External Customers

Processing Unit Cost
Tissue processing and embedding (per block) $3.00
Sectioning paraffin (per slide) $3.50
Sectioning paraffin block (curls) $1.50
Embed block frozen (per block) $2.50
Sectioning frozen (per slide) $3.50
Routine H&E (per slide) $2.50
Special Stains (per slide) $3.50
Silver Stain (per slide) $7.50
IHC (Ab offered by Histology Core per slide) $8.50
Antibody work-up (plus cost of Ab if not provided) $50.00

Tissue Microarray
Construction price will vary depending on the amount of tissue cores desired. Below are some exemplary tissue array formats available that can also be customized upon request.

  • 5mm core/ 15 samples
  • 2.0 mm core/ 36 samples
  • 2.0 mm core/ 60 samples
  • 1.5 mm core/ 98 samples
  • 1.5 mm core/ 150 samples
  • 1.0 mm core / 180 samples
  • 0.6 mm core/ 720 samples

Contact Us

Director: Volkhard Lindner, MD, PhD

Manager: Grazina Armie Mangoba, HTL (ASCP)

Service Requests

Obtain the appropriate Histology request form below.  For requests outside the MMC Research Institute, please contact the Manager to arrange services.  For in-house requests at the institute, refer to the Tissue Submission Protocols and submit the internal request form and specimens as directed.

Internal Requests

External Requests

Email completed form(s) to mangog@mmc.org