Edinburgh Pathology

Histology Research Service

Contact details and costs for the Histology Research Service

Helen Caldwell    h.caldwell@ed.ac.uk

+44 (0)131 651 8786


Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre

University of Edinburgh

Western General Hospital

Crewe Road South

Edinburgh EH4 2XR

The histology research service lab have tissue processors allowing fixed tissues to be processed through to paraffin wax, microtomes for section cutting and access to a  variety of light microscopy stains including routine H&E, PSR, PAS, PBR, Reticulin, Masson Trichrome, Elastic and Orcein.

Sections for immunocytochemistry, DNA or RNA recovery can also be cut and immunohistochemistry can be performed on the cut sections if required.

A cryostat is also available for frozen section cutting.


  Each or per slide  
Tissue Processing to FFPE blocks    £8.66  
IHC/Blank Sections £4.55  
        H&E cut and stain £3.75  
        Masson Trichrome £4.04  
        Von Kossa £4.04  
        Toluidine blue £2.31  
        Other stains available, please ask for cost       
Cryostat sections £4.55  
Cryostat self use £10.00/hour  
Microtome self use £10.00/hour  
IHC £11.06 slide, primary antibody to be supplied  
Technical time for imaging set up £46.20/hour  
Section/curl for RNA/DNA extractions £2.21