Full Service Histology

Full-service projects are undertaken for PCMD members by the core technical director Dr Tang. Dr Tang is a trained histopathologist with decades of experience across all aspects of histology. The scope of full-service projects may include processing, embedding, sectioning, staining, and imaging. Typical turnaround times for full-service projects are shown below. Accelerated turnaround is available for users requiring urgent data for a grant or manuscript submission.

Service Approximate Turnaround
Paraffin processing and embedding 1 week
Paraffin sectioning 2 weeks
Plastic processing and embedding 4-6 weeks
Plastic sectioning 2-5 weeks
Frozen embedding and sectioning 2 weeks
Routine histochemical staining 2 weeks
Imaging/slide scanning 1 week
Histomorphometry 2 weeks
Immunohistochemistry 4 weeks
Fluorescent In-Situ Hybridization 2-4 weeks


To request a full-service project, users should download and complete the following form:

The completed form should be emailed to Dr. Edgardo Arroyo. All projects require sign off by the principal investigator. A brief description of the project should be included. For new projects, an initial consultation should be scheduled.