UC Histopathology Core Laboratory (UCHCL)

Kelsey Dillehay McKillip, PhD - Technical Director

The UC Histopathology Core Laboratory (UCHCL) is a CLIA certified, fee-for-service core facility in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  The mission of the UCHCL is to provide expertise and tissue histology services in support of clinical and research initiatives.

Services:

  • Routine histology services - tissue processing, embedding, and sectioning
  • Histochemical staining
  • Immunohistochemical staining
  • Immunofluorescence
  • In situ hybridization
  • Tissue microarray construction
  • Whole slide digitial imaging
  • Access to archived diagnostic tissue for research purposes

Services58
  • <strong>HISTOLOGY SERVICES</strong>

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  • Core Lab antibody:

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  • Level I (per slide)

    Cost:

    $21.00

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  • Level II (per slide)

    Cost:

    $24.00

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  • Level III (per slide)

    Cost:

    $27.00

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  • Investigator's antibody (per slide)

    Cost:

    $18.50

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  • Dual Color Upcharge (per slide)

    Cost:

    $12.50

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  • IHC staining optimization - cost per slide plus tech time (per hour)

    Cost:

    $32.00

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  • <strong>Immunofluorescence (IF):</strong>

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  • Core Lab antibody:

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  • Level I (per slide)

    Cost:

    $22.50

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  • Tissue processing and embedding (per tissue block)

    Cost:

    $4.00

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  • Level II (per slide)

    Cost:

    $25.00

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  • Level III (per slide)

    Cost:

    $30.00

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  • Investigator's antibody (per slide)

    Cost:

    $20.00

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  • IF staining optimization (per hour)

    Cost:

    $32.00

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  • <strong>In situ hybridization:</strong>

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  • Core Lab probes (per slide)

    Cost:

    $100.00

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  • Investigator's probe (per slide)

    Cost:

    $50.00

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  • ISH optimization (per hour)

    Cost:

    $32.00

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  • <strong>RNAScope:</strong>

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  • Core Lab probes:

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  • Embed/Re-embed (per tissue block)

    Cost:

    $2.25

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  • Singleplex (per slide)

    Cost:

    $185.00

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  • Duplex (per slide)

    Cost:

    $250.00

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  • Multiplex (per slide)

    Cost:

    $305.00

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  • Investigator&#39;s probe(s):

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  • Singleplex (per slide)

    Cost:

    $145.00

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  • Duplex (per slide)

    Cost:

    $180.00

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  • Multiplex (per slide)

    Cost:

    $200.00

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  • RNAScope optimization (per hour)

    Cost:

    $32.00

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  • <strong>TISSUE MICROARRAY SERVICES</strong>

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  • Tissue microarray set-up - includes case identification, representative H&amp;E&#39;s, slide scanning, layout creation, etc. (per hour)

    Cost:

    $32.00

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  • Tissue sectioning - first slide (per slide)

    Cost:

    $3.75

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  • Pathologist consult - case identification, placing punches, etc. (per hour)

    Cost:

    $158.00

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  • Core transfer fee - covers alignment and drill/punch costs (per core)

    Cost:

    $7.00

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  • Unstained TMA section (per slide)

    Cost:

    $15.50

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  • <strong>WHOLE SLIDE SCANNING </strong>

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  • Standard slide scan and temporary storage - 20x (per slide)

    Cost:

    $7.00

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  • TMA slide scan and temporary storage - 20x (per slide)

    Cost:

    $11.50

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  • DVD (per DVD)

    Cost:

    $2.50

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  • Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Usage - Unassisted (per hour)

    Cost:

    $60.00

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  • <strong>CONSULTING</strong>

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  • Pathologist slide interpretation - average 5 minutes/standard slide (per hour)

    Cost:

    $158.00

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  • Tissue sectioning - additional slide from same block (per slide)

    Cost:

    $2.00

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  • Director (per hour)

    Cost:

    $79.00

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  • Technician (per hour)

    Cost:

    $32.00

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  • <strong>MISCELLANEOUS</strong>

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  • Slide box - small (per box)

    Cost:

    $6.50

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  • Slide box - large (per box)

    Cost:

    $9.00

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  • Archived tissue slide/block retrieval (per hour)*

    Cost:

    $32.00

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  • Case identification/medical chart abstraction (per hour)

    Cost:

    $32.00

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  • Rush fee

    Cost:

    plus 50% total

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  • Pass-through expenses

    Cost:

    variable

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  • Tissue scrolls - 5 x 5 µm standard (per scroll)

    Cost:

    $4.00

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  • H&E staining (per slide)

    Cost:

    $5.50

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  • Histochemical staining (per slide)

    Cost:

    $16.00

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  • <strong>Immunohistochemical (IHC) staining:</strong>

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