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Histology Services

It is the goal of the Pathology Laboratory for Translational Medicine to provide the research community with the technical services necessary for growth and development in the world of investigative research. The services that will be provided by the laboratory are essential to an institution upholding a status of high recognition nationally and internationally. At a time when new discoveries generated by basic biomedical research are applied to pathology practice, accessibility to the most modern scientific methods becomes imperative. The following services will be provided at the Pathology Laboratory for Translational Medicine

  • Routine Histology – Routine formalin fixed tissue processing, cutting and hematoxylin and eosin staining are offered using automated equipment in an appropriate time frame with consistent quality. Special stains are also available based on the researcher’s specific needs.
  • Immunohistochemistry Automated formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded immunohistochemical staining, to evaluate tumor antigen expression profiles, is available via the Ventana DISCOVERY automated IHC Platform.
  • Tissue Microarray TMAs allows for the rapid assessment of multiple tissue specimen on a single slide preparation. Tissue microarray preparation is facilitated via a Galileo TMA CK3500 Tissue Microarrayer
  • Interpretive services The faculty pathologists are available assist the research community in correlating morphologic changes with biological phenomena.

Point of Contact and Questions

A photo of Jacqueline Karakiozis.
Jacqueline Karakiozis, BS
West Virginia University
Technical Specialist, Pathology, Anatomy and Laboratory Medicine