H&E and Special Staining

Hematoxylin & Eosin staining (H&E) is widely used for routine examination of tissue structure. This staining technique is useful for medical diagnosis and quality control of processed tissue specimens in the histology lab. Special stains such as Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB), Alcian Blue, Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS), Gram, Congo Red, and Toluidine Blue (please see our full list here) are also available to detect, visualize and evaluate particular tissue structures, elements or substances.

Our services offer high quality, fast turnaround times, and competitive pricing to help you meet all your histology needs. Highlight specialized structures or cells within your samples with abm’s H&E and Special Staining Services. Simply send us your unstained slides and we can do the rest!

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"We are happy about the CD4 and CD8 IHC staining your lab did. The quality of the IHC staining is very good."

Fugang Zhu, Idera Pharnacueticals Inc

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Core Services
Service NameDescriptionCAT. NO.PRICE
H&E Staining Staining of sectioned paraffin embedded tissue or cell pellet using Hematoxylin and Eosin. Add-on services are available for tissue processing, embedding and sectioning prior to H&E staining.

Deliverables: Cover-slipped H&E stained slide.
HC013 $5.00/slide
Special Staining Staining of sectioned paraffin embedded tissue or cell pellet using special dyes. Click here for a list of special dyes we offer.

Deliverables: Cover-slipped special stained slide.
HC014 $15.00/slide
Add-On Services*
Have the tissue, but can’t embed it or cut it? Don’t worry, send us the tissue sample/block, and we can do the embedding and/or cutting for you!
Add‑On Services*CAT. NO.PRICE
HC004 $5.00/tissue
Processing of Formalin-Fixed wet tissue suitable for paraffin embedding.

Deliverables: Processed wet tissue suitable for paraffin embedding.
HC005 $4.00/tissue
Embedding processed tissue into FFPE block suitable for sectioning and subsequent staining.

Deliverables: FFPE tissue block
HC009 $8.00/block
Processing of wet cell pellet into FFPE block suitable for sectioning and subsequent staining.

Deliverables: Paraffin embedded cell pellet block
HC006 $4.00/Slide
Sectioning of FFPE blocks to produce unstained slides. Unstained slides can be used for H&E, IHC or dye based staining. All slides are cut at 4 μM unless otherwise specified. Please inquire for Tissue Microarray sectioning.

Deliverables: Unstained FFPE tissue section slides.
HC007 Inquire - starting at $6.00/slide
Multiple sections from the same tissue block cut at set distances from one another by the Microtome

Deliverables: Multiple slides cut in sequence by the Microtome from the same specimen.
HC008 Inquire - starting at $6.00/slide
Multiple sections from the same tissue block cut at set distances from one another by the Microtome

Deliverables: Multiple slides within a sample at set distance from one another
HC016 Inquire
HC017 Inquire
HC018 Inquire
Digital scans of stained slides at 10X, 20X or 40X magnification. This service is offered in conjunction with IHC, H&E or special staining services.

Deliverables: Digital scan will be digitally provided to the customer.
HC011 Inquire
Image analysis of stained slides using professional software.

Deliverables: Analysis results will be sent digitally to the client.
HC012 Inquire
Pathological evaluation of stained slides by trained professionals.

Deliverables: Evaluation report will be sent digitally to the client.
*Note all Add-On Services prices are subject to ordering with HC013 or HC014. If ordered as a stand-alone service, pricing is subject to change, please inquire for more details.

#Minimum order of 10 tissue samples is required.

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Sample Submission Guidelines and Shipping Instructions
Please fill out our Histology Service Request Form, and email it to [email protected] to initiate an inquiry. Before shipping, please fill out our Histology Services Sample Submission Formwith your order number and follow the shipping instructions for your samples.
Specimen typeShipping instructions
Unstained slides Place slides in microscope slide boxes. Make sure to seal and wrap the box well.
Formalin-Fixed wet tissues Transfer formalin-fixed sample to 70% alcohol. Seal and wrap the container well to prevent leaks.
Fixed cell pellet Transfer the samples to 70% alcohol. Seal and wrap the container well to prevent leaks.
FFPE tissue blocks Ship tissue blocks in a cassette case or bag. During the month of May to August, ship blocks with gel ice pack to prevent the block from melting due to higher temperatures.

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