The Hope Babette Tang (1983) Histology Facility at the Koch Institute at MIT is available to researchers interested in producing quality frozen, paraffin-embedded, or resin-embedded sections of murine and zebrafish tissues.
We are happy to meet with any interested individuals to discuss ways in which we can assist ongoing or future projects. When ready to request services, please bring a completed requisition to the Facility along with your specimens.
The following fee schedule is intended to cover the cost of histology supplies and will be in effect as of July 1, 2009:
|Paraffin processing only (includes cassette)||$1.00 per block|
|Processing, sectioning, and H&E staining||$4.50 per block|
|Extra H&E stained slide||$3.50 per slide|
|Extra unstained slide||$3.00 per slide|
|Histochemical special stain||$10.00 per slide|
|Immunohistochemical stain||$10.00 per slide|
|Frozen or Resin-embedded sectioning||$3.00 per slide|
|Serial sectioning||$250.00 plus cost of supplies|
Please note: rates are set periodically, based on operating costs and in accordance with MIT and NCI policies. They are reviewed and approved annually by the MIT Office of Cost Analysis. Services are billed at the rate listed on the date of service delivery. Surcharges, in addition to these base fees, will be applied to any lab not affiliated with the Koch Institute.
Please come by to see the Tang Histology Facility, located in Building 76, Room 182 (x8-8183). We are happy to give you a tour.
Our basic staining technique is the Hematoxylin and Eosin stain. This is recognized as a diagnostic stain throughout the clinical and research community. Please use the Service Request Form to order this stain.
The following non-IHC stains may be a useful adjunct to the IHC stains you may currently be using. Please use the Special Stain Request Form.
We employ a polymer-based technology to perform immunohistochemical stains. It is necessary for the user to supply the primary antibody and the unstained slides. We have the reagents to use with mouse, rat, rabbit and goat primaries on mouse or rat tissue. Please use the Immunohistochemical Stain Request Form.