Histology Core


The Histology Module does a very high volume of embedding and sectioning of tissue samples, usually of very precise areas (for example the optic nerve), as well as histological stains of the resulting slides.  Because of the high demand, the module concentrates on fulfilling the needs of the researchers in the Visual Sciences Research Center.  Most, if not all, of those in the VSRC utilize this module.

The Histology Module produces high quality (photo quality) slides, both frozen and paraffin, which are indispensable for research analysis, posters, presentations, publications and grants.  During consultation, the Module Manager will advise you how to fix your tissues, how to embed (frozen), or they will be processed and embedded in paraffin.  Routine H&E stain is available, as well as more complex stains such as Masson’s trichrome and Periodic Acid/Schiff’s.

How to Utilize
1) Please contact Cathy Doller at 368-5239 or catherine.doller@case.edu prior to beginning projects
2) Complete the Histology Work Request Form and email to catherine.doller@case.edu
3) Provide Cathy Doller with slides (Fisher Super Frost Plus, cat# 12-550-15) and boxes to house slides

Pricing Information
Every attempt will be made to combine slides when there are fewer than a full rack, however this is not always possible. There is no guarentee of a lesser charge for fewer slides. There will be a charge of .50 cents/slide if slides are not provided, and a charge of $10.00/box if boxes are not provided.

Slides: $1.50/slide for members, $3.00/slide for non-members. Additional fee for more than 3 sections/slide.
Embedding: $1.50/sample for members, $3.00/sample for non-members
P.A.S.H. Stain: $30.00/rack of 24 for members, $60.00/rack of 24 for non-members
H&E Stain: $20.00/rack of 24 for members, $40.00/rack of 24 for non-members
Masson's Trichome: $60.00/rack of 24 for members

Eric Pearlman, Ph.D., Module Director
Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
2085 Adelbert Road
Institute of Pathology, Room 109C
Phone: (216) 368-1856

Catherine Doller, Histology Manager
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
2085 Adelbert Road
Institute of Pathology Building, Room 108
Phone: (216) 368-5239