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Histology / Immunohistochemistry


The Department of Veterinary Biosciences offers routine and advanced histology and immunohistochemistry services, supporting the diagnostic needs of the Veterinary Medical Center as well as the needs of research investigators campus-wide. The Histology Laboratory, as part of the combined Comparative Pathology and Mouse Phenotyping and Histology/Immunohistochemistry (CPMPSR), is managed and staffed by 5 histotechnologists, certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, with extensive experience in routine histochemical, immunohistochemical and immunoflourescent techniques. The lab is directed by Dr. Krista La Perle, a board-certified veterinary pathologist.

The lab prides itself on generating rapid turn-around of the highest quality histologically prepared animal tissue specimens. The Histology lab staff possesses considerable experience with a wide range of animal models and specimen types including ocular and orthopedic tissue.

Immunohistochemical staining techniques are optimized for animal tissue; a particular area of emphasis is the development of immunohistochemical staining techniques suitable for mouse tissues. New staining protocols are added periodically, so please check this site for updates on the laboratory's capabilities.

To request a submission form, inquire about pricing or to discuss your histology based research needs, please contact the following:

  • Dave Hart, BS, HT (ASCP)
    Manager, Histology/IHC Lab
    Ph: (614) 292-3327
  • Dr. Krista La Perle, DVM, PhD, DACVP
    Director, Comparative Pathology and Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource and Histology/Immunohistochemistry
    Ph: (614) 292-5480
    Lab: (614) 247-8122