Please note that the fees displayed are subsidized by the University of Ottawa to its researchers and affiliates. For external fees, please contact [email protected].

Louise Pelletier Histology Core Facility

Service Request Menu

Service Costs for Internal Clients


Processing and Embedding: per sample


Reverse processing: per block $8.10

Agar Inclusion: per sample


Decalcification: per sample


Block cutting: per block


Paraffin Sectioning - Unstained or for Staining: per slide


Added complexity: per section


Total Levels: (levels x number of blocks)


RNAse free: number of blocks




Coverslip: per slide


DAPI Coverslip: per slide

Trim Collection: per block $3.00

Frozen embedding: per sample


Frozen Block Cutting: per block


Frozen Sectioning - Unstained or for staining: per slide


Add frozen section (same or different block): per section


All Staining Costs are per Slide


H&E (Paraffin Embedded and Frozen)


PAS/HPS Stain, Prussian Blue


Giemsa - Parasites


Special stains cat. I - Alcian blue, Congo Red, Cresyl Violet, Thyoflavine, Sirus red, Toluidine blue, Alizarin Red,  Fast green


Counterstain (Fast green, Nuclear fast red) $2.10
Prussian Blue, Herovici $4.50

Special stains cat II - Masson Trichrome, Gomoris Aldehyde Fuchin, Verhoeff-VanGieson, LFB/PAS, Safranin O, Wrights-Giemsa Stain


Special stains cat III - Brown-Hopps-Brent Gram stain, Oil Red O


Silver Stain Modified, Alpha Cells - Churukian, Pentachrome, Von Kossa (calcium and minerals)

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Antibodies must be provided by the researcher


Deparaffin and/or Mount: per slide


Antigen Demasking:(per batch of 20 slides)


Antibody Titration: per antibody


Immunohistochemistry (HRP): per slide


Immunohistochemistry (IF): per slide $35.00

Dual Immunofluorescent staining: per slide


Set up Fee $350.00

TMA Sectioning: per slide


TMA Construction: per core

TMA Block Cutting: per block $4.00
Axioscan, 20X Brightfield: per slide


Axioscan, 40X Brightfield: per slide

Axioscan, 20X Fluorescence: per slide


Axioscan, 40X Fluorescence: per slide


Cryostat Training* $53.00
Cryostat Usage: per hour $13.00
Microtome Training* $53.00
Microtome Usage: per hour $13.00

*Please contact [email protected] for Training


Contact us

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Louise Pelletier Histology Core Facility

Roger Guindon Building, Room 4145 
451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8M5
Lab Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 8332
[email protected]

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Ana Giassi

Operations Manager
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext.8338
[email protected]