Our histopathology laboratory can support every stage of the tissue analysis process, from sample excision and processing to staining and pathological analysis. Our experienced histologists and technicians ensure client samples are optimally prepared for downstream analysis and interpretation by a licensed pathologist. Our flexible protocols can be adapted to meet the unique staining requirements of a wide variety of analyses utilizing fresh, frozen or FFPE tissues.
Types of tissue processing include:
- Frozen Tissue sections
- Methods for sectioning frozen tissues with no dehydration steps
- Formalin Fixed Paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue sections
Formalin is used to preserve the tissue from degradation and to maintain cells’ structure. Dehydration, clearance and infiltration with an embedding matrix (most commonly, paraffin wax) then take place for sectioning and slide preparation as well as long-term preservation for archival purposes.