Research Histology Core Laboratory
The ARUP Research Histology Core Laboratory serves the missions of ARUP and the Huntsman Cancer Institute by providing high-quality histologic services and consultation to support tissue-based research. We offer discounted pricing for all University of Utah-associated laboratories. Outside of the University of Utah, our services are available on an individual basis.
- Paraffin embedding
- Tissue sectioning
- Tissue punches
- Frozen sectioning
- Tissue microarray (TMA)
- Repair of broken slides
- Wax-dipped slides
- Special staining
Utilization of ARUP-owned human archival tissue requires previous approval. When submitting a requisition form to the ARUP Research Histology Core Laboratory, you are declaring that the information provided is complete and correct, acknowledging that the principal investigator has ultimate responsibility for the conduct of the study and the ethical performance of your project, and ensuring that the request is fully compliant with the institutional review board (IRB) protocol number provided. The Research Histology Core Laboratory is not responsible for any protocol violations.
Instructions for submission of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) specimens, recently collected fresh specimens, paraformaldehyde-fixed specimens, and specimens that contain bone
Explanation of terms used in embedding and orientation, cutting/sectioning, and preparation and embedding (of frozen specimens)
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding services and supplies provided, turnaround times, and technical aspects of projects
Suggested products for submission preparation