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Histology Core

Provides Services in Paraffin Histology

The function of the Histology Core is to provide services in paraffin histology for cells and tissues including:

  • Embedding
  • Sectioning
  • Routine staining


Fee Structure

Work is done on a fee-for-service basis with a graded fee structure.

Supplemental funding is provided by BIDMC and the Harvard Digestive Disease Center (HDDC). Priority use and reduced fees are given to investigators with these affiliations.


Equipment in the facility includes:

  • Leica automatic tissue processor
  • Leica Autostainer
  • Leica embedding station
  • Leica paraffin microtomes.

Two Histotechnologists

Two qualified histotechnologists provide service in the histology facility. Work is done on a first come first serve basis.

Contact Information

Histology Core
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Charles A. Dana Research Building, 8th Floor
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215