Histology and IHC Services

Histology

Epistem can perform all your routine histology needs including paraffin wax tissue processing, embedding and sectioning, frozen tissue embedding and cryosectioning, and decalcification of ossified tissue.  Routine haematoxylin and eosin staining can be tailored to your preference and a range of special stains are available.

Our experience can help with tissue acquisition, advise on fixation, and determine the best tissue preparation and orientation to maximise the information potential in your tissues of interest.

Epistem has experience of rodent, non-human primate and human tissues with particular expertise in epithelial tissues.

 

View our gallery of stains with descriptions including some of the following:

  • Masson's Trichrome
  • Acidified Toluidine Blue Periodic acid Schiff (PAS)
  • Grünwald Giemsa
  • Masson Fontana Silver
  • Van Gieson's
  • Gomori's Aldehyde Fuchsin
  • MSB Fibrin
  • Gordon and Sweets
  • Luna’s

Massom Trichome staining for collagen & muscle fibres in human skin

Masson's trichrome staining for collagen & muscle fibres in human skin

Van Gieson's staining for collagen & connective tissue in tongue

Van Gieson's staining for collagen & connective tissue in tongue

Orcein staining for elastic fibres in human skin

Orcein staining for elastic fibres in human skin