Services

Saffron Scientific Histology Services provides histology for research, industry, environmental and wildlife management, forensics and organ procurement. Routine specimens include paraffin processing of animal,  and plants specimens, including decalcified bone and teeth. Frozen sectioning, cryomicrotomy, is available for fixed and unfixed specimens at 5-40u.  Investigation and diagnosis of animal specimens, if needed, is done in collaboration with Veterinary & Laboratory Animal Pathologist, Dr. Monty Banerjee. We offer free local pickup/delivery. In house training or on site training at your facility are available upon request.

We provide the following services included in the price of a block: fixation, processing, paraffin embedding, sectioning (1 slide/block), cover slipping, and H&E staining.

Pricing Schedule for Paraffins

Price per Block

Routine paraffin processing, includes 1 H&E slide
$10/block
Processing/Embedding only
$7/block
Non-Routine paraffin, (multiple cassettes to 1 block)
add'l $5.00/block
Non-Routine paraffin, multiple specimens/ cassette
add'l $2.50/block
Non-routine processing, (Large specimens)
$20.00/block
Grossing/prosecting/dissection
$1/specimen
Re-embed/blocking only
$1.50/block [16x16mm]
$2.00/block [24x24mm]
$2.50/block [37x 24mm]
Decalcification
$3.00/small block, formic acid or RDO;
$5.00/small block, EDTA
$4.00/large block, formic acid or RDO
$10.00/large block, EDTA
Unstained slide, pos. charge
$3.00/1st slide,
$1.50/each add'l slide/same block
Rnase free
add'l $0.25/slide
1- 2 Levels,
3-4 Levels
add'l $0.50/slide,
add'l $1.00/slide


Serial sections [2 ribbons/slide]
Serial sections [3-4 ribbons/slide]
add'l $1.00/slide,
add'l $1.50/slide
Coverslipping only
(media+slip)
$0.50/slide [acrylic mount]
$1.00/slide [aqueous mount]

Pricing Schedule for Cryomicrotomy

Price per Block

Frozen sections, 1 H&E slide
$10/block, 2 sxns/slide
Unstained frozen

Serial sections
Serial sections/free float
$8/slide
add'l $1/row
$12/block/10 sxns
Attach free floating sections
$30/hr
Biohazard Fee
$5/cut sxn

Pricing Schedule for Staining

 

Stain

Price

Group I Stains

CVA, PASH, Toluidine Blue O, Safranin O
Acid Fast, Oil red O
$4.00/slide
Group II Stains

Gram, Trichrome, Alcian Blue, ABH-OrG, Giemsa, Aldehyde Fuchsin, ABH-OrG
$8.00/slide
Group III Stains

GMS, PAM, reticulum
$12.00/slide
IHC [HIER, blocking, buffer] or Enzyme histochem
$15.00/slide

Animal Diagnostics Fee Schedule

 

Histopathology

One-two biopsy site; same diagnosis. Includes: trimming, histology description, processing, 1 H&E slide & specimen storage for retrieval. Diagnosis is mailed or emailed to clinician.
$50.00
Three or more sites; different diagnosis. Same as above, 2 cassettes, 2 H&E slides
$72.00

Necropsy

Inludes gross necropsy, trimming, and fixation. Depends on number of organs of interest.
$50-$100

Miscellaneous Pricing

 

Item

Cost

Gelatin dipped slides
$12/box
Knife sharpening$8/fine sharpening
Slide labels $0.05/each
+ charge slides$10/box or $0.20/slide
Coverlips [24x50] $3/box or $0.05/slip
10% Buffered Formalin $6/gallon
Bouins Fixative$18/L
Safeclear (solvent) $25/4L
Processing/embed cassettes$0.10 each or $125/case
Antigen Retrieval
[citrate pH 6.0]
$1/20 ml-S-mail
Reagent Alcohol-100%$10/gal
Slide mailers (5 slot)$0.75/each
Slide boxes, 100 cap. $8/each
Biopsy bag$0.20/each

(FedEx charges separate)

SSHS Equipment Training and Usage Policy

 Policy on Access to Equipment

 Most services are provided as drop off services however training and usage is available on many SSHS instruments. Training will be done at the discretion of the SSHS staff at $30.00/hr. SSHS equipment usage is $20.00/hr.

Paraffin Microtomy

Paraffin microtomy training usually takes 1-2 hour to complete. User materials are as follows: Lab coat, disposable microtome blades, paraffin blocks to section, positively charged slides and slide boxes. This material can be provided by SSHS at a charge.

Cryomicrotomy

Cryomicrotomy training usually takes 1-2 hour to complete. User materials are as follows: Lab coat, disposable microtome blades, frozen tissue samples to section, positively charged &/or chrome subbed slides and slide boxes. This material can be provided by SSHS at a charge.

SSHS Technical Training Policy

 Technical Training and equipment usage is available on a limited basis. Clients should contact Maureen Doran 618-713-3151 to discuss if training &/or equipment is available. Users are required to provide their own materials or in some cases may be provided SSHS at a charge. Equipment users are required to have safety training and follow all safety regulations when working in the Saffron Scientific laboratory.

Credit Card & P-Card Payment

There will be a 3.4% processing fee for payment with a credit card or p-card.

If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us.

cryomicrotomy

Mouse adrenal, Oil Red O, frozen section, 5u