What size should the specimen be?
All specimens should be thin (1- 5 mm) and have uniform thickness. For larger specimens, please cut them in half or in smaller pieces according to the desired orientation or contact the Core for specific instructions.
What solution should I put my specimen in?
All samples that are brought to the core should be properly fixed (see Tissue Fixation section) and put in a container with 70% ETOH.
How do I label my samples and/or cassettes?
All samples must be clearly labelled with the sample name on the tube. In addition, an excel spreadsheet (downloaded in iLab) with each of the sample names must accompany each work order. Label all tubes or cassettes using a lead pencil or pen specifically designed for histology labelling. DO NOT USE A SHARPIE OF ANY KIND!