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Histology Services

The Histology / IHC Lab offers a high degree of flexibility with the pathologists and research investigators that it serves. The lab accepts routine histology requests as well as specialized studies to facilitate the needs of clinicians and researchers throughout the OSU campus and beyond. Below is a list of the most common services and special staining techniques that the lab performs. Click on individual stains for a detailed description of each. Please call the lab at any time to see how we can assist you with your next project. All services requests are performed electronically through our online submission system eRAMP which is interfaced to eREQUEST.  

Proficiency and Feedback

The Histology/Immunohistochemistry Core participates in quarterly proficiency testing for our histology/immunohistochemistry technicians. Quality of microtomy and routine histochemical and immunohistochemical stains is assessed through the HistoQIP Program and the College of American Pathologists.

Please direct feedback on slide preparation and staining to Histology/IHC Core Manager, Dave Hart

Routine Service

  • Tissue trimming
  • Tissue processing
  • Tissue embedding
  • Microtomy
  • Routine Hematoxylin & Eosin staining
  • Routine special staining

Specialized Services

  • Frozen sectioning
  • Consultation
  • Ocular specialization
  • Orthopedic specialization
  • Advanced special staining
  • Tissue MicroArray

Special Stain Panel


Connective Tissue



Nerve Tissue