Histology Laboratory

 

Fees for LSU on-campus services can be billed directly to an appropriate account number. Federal Government Laboratories must provide a blanket purchase order and call numbers or charge card numbers before work begins in order to facilitate billing and payment of fees for services requested. Off-campus contract work can be billed via purchase order number or credit card number.

 

All mailing and/or shipping fees will be charged to the investigator. The investigator is asked to provide a return shipping label with the initial shipment of tissues.

 

Slide boxes and slide mailers not provided by the principle investigator will be supplied by the Histology Laboratory and charged to the account and billed.

 

Custom sectioning and staining for special projects will be priced according to the processing time, supplies required and technical assistance required. Fees will be calculated on an as needed basis.

 

A surcharge of $50.00 is added to each specimen for rush techniques.

 

Charges are subject to change without notice due to increases in the costs of supplies required.

 

To contact the Histology Laboratory call 225-578-9724.

 

Paraffin Techniques

Processing Fees

Process Details Fee
Diagnostic Biopsies 1-3 Specimens $49.50
Diagnostic Biopsies Each additional specimen $11.00
Diagnostic Biopsies Necropsy in a jar $71.50
Research Single tissue, labeling cassette $2.20/specimen
Research Necropsy in a jar $71.50/specimen
Research Special projects, technical time $66.00/hour
Bone Whole limb $71.50 + decalcification*
Bone Bone marrow $49.50 + decalcification*
Bone Bone biopsy $49.50 + decalcification*


*The price of decalcification is dependent on the type of bone. Specific changes cannot be made until the procedure has ended.

 

Large Tissues and Eyes

H&E
 
$17.60/slide
Special Stains
 
$11.00+ cost of stain/slide
 

Decalcifications:

Specimen < 1cm
 
$11.00 + grossing fee
Specimen > 1cm – 10cm
 
$16.50 + grossing fee
Specimen > 10cm
 
$22.00+ grossing fee
 

Fixatives:

Formalin, 10% neutral buffered solution
$27.50/gallon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Davidson’s solution*
$33.00/gallon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Formic acid, 15%
$55.00/gallon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Disposal of solution is the responsibility of the end user.
 

Pathologist Slide Interpretations:

With Written Report
 
$165.00/hour
Without Written Report
 
$27.50/slide
With Photography
 
$27.50/slide
With Gross Photography
 
$27.50/specimen
 

Paraffin Sections:

Process and Embed Only
 
$5.50/block
Process, Embed, Cut, H&E Stain, Coverslip, Label
$8.25/slide
Duplicate H&E Slide, Cut as Requested
$5.50/slide
Duplicate H&E Slide, Cut with Original
$4.40/slide
Step Sections, H&E
$7.70/slide
Step Sections, Unstained
$5.50/slide
Serial Sections, H&E
$7.70/slide
Serial Sections, Unstained
$5.50/slide
Paraffin Sections for IHC
$5.50/slide
       H&E Stain                                                                                          $3.85/slide

       Re-embed paraffin block                                                                 $5.50/slide

 

Frozen Sections:

Preparation, Embedding, Freezing, Sectioning, and H&E Stain
$14.30/block
H&E Stain
 
$3.85slide
Special Stain
 
Cost of Stain/Slide + Embedding and Cutting Costs is Required
Use of Cryostat
 
$66.00 Hour (1/2 hour min.)
 

Slides:

Repair of Broken Slides
 
$1.10/slide
Coverslipping
 
$1.10/slide

 
Supplies:

Tissue Cassettes
 
$0.11each;$27.50/Box; $137.50/case
Screened Cassettes
 
$0.65 each; $143.00/case
Tissue Freeze
 
$22.00/can
Slide Box, Plastic, 25 Slides
$4.40 each
Slide Box, Plastic, 50 Slides
$6.60 each
Slide Box, Plastic, 100 Slides
$11.00 each
     Slides
$22.00/box
Sponges
$38.50/bag
Gloves

Coverslips

Box of accu-edge blades
$15.95/box

$49.50/Box

$110.00/Box
 

Nanozoomer Whole Slide Scanning:

20X magnification $2.20/slide       40X magnification   $3.30/slide

 

 

Special Stains
Group 1:

 

Acid Fast Bacilli (Ziel Neelson)                                                                    $11.00/slide

Bile (Hall’s Bilirubin)

Congo Red

Copper (rubeanic Acid)

Gridley

Iron (Gomori)

Melanin Bleach

PAS

Toludine Blue

 

 

Group 2:

 
 
$15.40/slide
Alcian  Blue, pH 2.5
 
 
Alcian Blue, pH 1.0
 
 
Alizarin Red S
 
 
Cresyl Violet Acetate
 
 
Fite
 
 
Giemsa
 
 
Gimenez
 
 
Gram
 
 
     Luxol Fast blue
 
 
Macchiavello
 
 
Mucicarmine
 
 
Oil Red O

 
 
 
PAS with Diastase
 
 
PTAH

Trichrome
 
 
 
 
 

Group 3:

 
 
$18.70/slide
Calcium (Von Kossa)
 
 
Fontana-Masson
 
 
Gomori’s  Methenamine Silver (GMS)
 
Hematoxylin-Basic Fuchsin-Picric Acid
 
Putchler-Sweet Hemosiderin
 
Safranin O-Hematoxylin-Light Green
 
Schmorl’s Reduction Test
 
 
Verhoeff-Van Gieson
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Group 4:

 
 
$26.40/slide
 
 
 
 
 
Dopa Oxidase (fresh tissue only for Frozen Section)
 
 
     Luna

     Periodic Acid-Methanamine Silver (PAMS)
 
 
     Snook’s Reticulum

     Steiner

     Bodian