H&E and Special Staining
Hematoxylin & Eosin staining (H&E) is widely used for routine examination of tissue structure. This staining technique is useful for medical diagnosis and quality control of processed tissue specimens in the histology lab. Special stains such as Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB), Alcian Blue, Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS), Gram, Congo Red, and Toluidine Blue (please see our full list here) are also available to detect, visualize and evaluate particular tissue structures, elements or substances.
Our services offer high quality, fast turnaround times, and competitive pricing to help you meet all your histology needs. Highlight specialized structures or cells within your samples with abm’s H&E and Special Staining Services. Simply send us your unstained slides and we can do the rest!
"We are happy about the CD4 and CD8 IHC staining your lab did. The quality of the IHC staining is very good."Fugang Zhu, Idera Pharnacueticals Inc
|Service Name||Description||CAT. NO.||PRICE|
|H&E Staining||Staining of sectioned paraffin embedded tissue or cell pellet using Hematoxylin and Eosin. Add-on services are available for tissue processing, embedding and sectioning prior to H&E staining.
Deliverables: Cover-slipped H&E stained slide.
|Special Staining||Staining of sectioned paraffin embedded tissue or cell pellet using special dyes. Click here for a list of special dyes we offer.
Deliverables: Cover-slipped special stained slide.
Have the tissue, but can’t embed it or cut it? Don’t worry, send us the tissue sample/block, and we can do the embedding and/or cutting for you!
|Add‑On Services*||CAT. NO.||PRICE|
Processing of Formalin-Fixed wet tissue suitable for paraffin embedding.
Deliverables: Processed wet tissue suitable for paraffin embedding.
Embedding processed tissue into FFPE block suitable for sectioning and subsequent staining.
Deliverables: FFPE tissue block
|Cell Pellet Processing and Embedding||HC009||$9.00/block|
Processing of wet cell pellet into FFPE block suitable for sectioning and subsequent staining.
Deliverables: Paraffin embedded cell pellet block
Sectioning of FFPE blocks to produce unstained slides. Unstained slides can be used for H&E, IHC or dye based staining. All slides are cut at 4 μM unless otherwise specified. Please inquire for Tissue Microarray sectioning.
Deliverables: Unstained FFPE tissue section slides.
Digital scans of stained slides at 20X or 40X magnification. This service is offered in conjunction with IHC, H&E or special staining services.
Deliverables: Digital scan will be digitally provided to the customer.
* Prices for all Add-On Services are subject to ordering with HC013 or HC014. If ordered as a stand-alone service, pricing is subject to change, please inquire for more details.
# Minimum order of 10 tissue samples is required.
Sample Submission Guidelines and Shipping Instructions
Please fill out our Histology Service Request Form, and email it to [email protected] to initiate an inquiry. Before shipping, please fill out our Histology Services Sample Submission Form with your order number and follow the shipping instructions for your samples.
|Specimen type||Shipping instructions|
|Unstained slides||Place slides in microscope slide boxes. Make sure to seal and wrap the box well.|
|Formalin-Fixed wet tissues||Transfer formalin-fixed sample to 70% alcohol. Seal and wrap the container well to prevent leaks.|
|Fixed cell pellet||Transfer the samples to 70% alcohol. Seal and wrap the container well to prevent leaks.|
|FFPE tissue blocks||Ship tissue blocks in a cassette case or bag. During the month of May to August, ship blocks with gel ice pack to prevent the block from melting due to higher temperatures.|