Services and Pricing

The Pathology Core Facilities sells services from its three units to internal and external customers. Please refer below for a general overview of the types of services each unit provides.

Please feel free to contact the manager of each unit for more detailed questions about scientific or operational process that each unit can provide to service your project.

A requisition form for ordering services from the PCF Core Laboratories can be found here.

Prices for Core Laboratory services can be found here.


Core Laboratories

Manager: Demirkan Gursel, Ph.D.


-Preparation of tissue slides for analysis and for confirming diagnosis of pathologic conditions
-Standard H&E staining and specific tissue staining
-Provision of wax embedded sections or frozen sections for histochemistry and immunohistochemistry results
-Preparation of tissue microarrays (TMAs) which allow for the efficient analysis of tissues from many samples


-Immunostaining on single tissue sections or TMAs
-Use of standard immunostains, other commercially available antibodies, or those uniquely developed by investigators
-Avidin-biotin-peroxidase or avidin-biotin-alkaline phosphatase detection
-In situ hybridization, including Her-2 analysis and detection of aneuploidy in bladder cancer and detection of genetic aberrations through DNA FISH
-Other hybridization analysis on request

Molecular Analysis and Extraction

-DNA and RNA extraction for correlative analysis
-DNA and RNA extraction for biobanking
-High throughput nucleic extraction


-Histologic data interpretation


Clinical Trials and Biorepository Unit

Manager: Francis de Leon

Clinical Trials

Procurement and processing of biospecimens, by protocol

-Coordination with RHLCCC Clinical Research Office
-Shipment of biospecimens
-Assistance with budgeting, protocol development, and grant writing


-Organization and Coordination of biospecimen procurement for banking



Manager: Adekunle Raji


-Coordination of incoming specimens for ECOG-ACRIN protocols
-Submission of biospecimens for appropriate processing through core laboratories based on protocols
-Shipment of processed samples
-Banking of appropriate samples