Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders
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.
|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|
To request a full service project, users should download and complete the following form:
The completed form should be emailed to Dr Tang. 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.