Self Service Histology

Self-service projects are those performed by users, using equipment available in the core.

Self-Service Equipment

  • Paraffin microtomes
  • Cryostat microtomes
  • Plastics microtome
  • Paraffin embedding station
  • Microscopes
  • Histomorphometry workstation

Consumables

The core provides:

  • Cassettes
  • Paraffin wax
  • Cryofilm (additional fee applies)
  • Slide boxes (additional fee applies)

Users must provide their own blades and slides.

Training

The following pieces of equipment require training for new users:

  • Paraffin microtomes
  • Cryostat microtome (with optional cryofilm)
  • Plastics microtome
  • Histomorphometry workstation

During the pandemic, all training will be conducted virtually. If you are interested in receiving training, please contact Dr. Edgardo Arroyo. He will email you a link to the training video. After watching the video, email Dr. Arroyo at arroyoe@pennmedicine.upenn.edu to arrange a phone call to review key training aspects, including safety. Note that standard training fees still apply.

All current and new self-service users must strictly adhere to our COVID-safe working guidelines.