UW Research

Pathology Research Services Laboratory



The Pathology Research Services laboratory at UW Medicine Department of Pathology provides expertise in a broad spectrum of morphologic studies required for interpretation of disease processes.


The primary morphologic techniques offered by Pathology Research Services, on a fee-for-service basis, include paraffin, frozen and electron microscopy tissue processing and embedding, routine histology including special histologic stains, tissue enzyme histochemistry, immunohistochemistry (IHC), immunofluorescence, TUNEL staining, digital photomicrography, computerized quantitative morphometric analysis, and ancillary techniques (such as competitive inhibition assays and Western blotting necessary to ensure the specificity and sensitivity of reagents).

Scientists and staff in our lab have many years of experience and expertise in all of these techniques, and are available to help you in the planning and execution of your research projects.


Service: We offer tissue processing, sectioning, histologic stains (both routine and specialized), immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, microscopic photography, morphometry and data analysis as well as project consultation.

Keywords: General

Animal and Plant Resources, Histology and Pathology,  Immunohistochemistry Facility, Microscopy

Keywords: Specific

Biological sample processing, Cryoembedding, Cryosectioning, Cryostat, Cryotome sectioning, Digital imaging, Frozen block cryoembedding, Frozen sectioning, Histology, Histopathology, Immunohistochemistry assay, Immunostaining, Microtome, Tissue embedding, Tissue fixation, Tissue sectioning, Ultramicrotome, Paraffin tissue processing, Tissue processor, Electron microscopy, Morphometry