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


Reverse processing $6.50

Agar Inclusion: per sample




Block cutting


Paraffin Sectioning - Unstained or for Staining: per slide


Serial Sectioning OR more than 2 sections per slide: per slide


Added complexity: per section


Sections from different blocks or out of order: per section


Total Levels: (levels x number of blocks)


RNAse free: number of blocks






Trim Collection



Frozen embedding - per sample


Frozen Block Cutting


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), Nuclear fast red (counterstain) $1.45

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)



Antibodies must be provided by the researcher


Deparaffin and/or Mount: per slide


Antigen Demasking:(per batch of 20 slides)


Counterstain (hematoxylin)


Antibody Titration: per antibody


Immunohistochemistry: per slide


Dual Immunofluorescent staining: per slide



Empty TMA Block


TMA Sectioning: per slide


TMA Construction, per core


TMA Block Cutting

Axioscan, 20X Brightfield: per slide


Axioscan, 40X Brightfield: per slide

Axioscan, 20X Fluorescence: per slide


Axioscan, 40X Fluorescence: per slide


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]