Before submitting any samples to the Core, fill in the iLab request form and consult the PDF on Sample Submission Guidelines on the main page of our website. The following provides more information on how to collect, fix and properly label your samples prior to bringing it to the Core.
Fixation is the first stage of preparing tissue or cells in histopathology. It functions to preserve the tissue from decay due to autolysis. Fixation should be done as soon as possible after the tissue is removed from the host. Animals can either be perfused with a fixative or the tissue can be immersed in a fixative solution after dissection.