Services Offered in the Histology Lab


  • Routine paraffin processing, embedding, and sectioning
  • Hematoxylin and eosin (H+E)
  • Frozen Sectioning
  • Immunohistochemical Staining
  • Special staining
  • Tissue microarray creation


Please call if you need a stain not listed here. Contact Dr. Zuowei Su at  919-684-1727 to discuss your immunostaining needs, and see the list of our currently available stains. If the antibody you need is not on our list, then please contact Dr. Su for advice and assistance. A list of some commonly requested stains are:

  • Beta Amyloid Protein (BAPP)
  • Alpha-Synuclein
  • BAF47, CD3, CD4, CD8, CD15, CD31, CD34, CK(AE1/AE3), CK14
  • Cleaved Caspase 3
  • Estrogen Receptor Alpha, F4/80, FoxP3, GRP78, HAM56, HMB45, Ki67, GFAP, Mart-1, Neurofilament (NFP), p53, S100, Synaptophysin

Special Stains

  • Congo Red
  • Cresyl Violet
  • Luxol Fast Blue
  • Mikat
  • Masson Trichrome
  • Martius Scarlett Blue (MSB)
  • Oil Red O (frozen sections only)
  • Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS)
  • Periodic Acid Schiff – Diastase Digestion (PAS-D)
  • Toluidine Blue


  •  Sakura Tissue Tek VIP 5 tissue processors
  • Sakura Tissue Tek 5 tissue embedding console
  • Leica RM2235 manual microtome
  • Thermo Scientific Microm HM355S automated microtomes
  •  Leica CM 1800 cryostats
  • Thermo Scientific CryoStar NX70 cryostat
  •  Leica Autostainer XL H&E Stainer
  • Medite RCM7000 automatic coverslipper
  • Ventana Discovery Ultra automated immunohistochemistry staining system
  • Caliper Life Sciences TMA Master tissue microarrayer