TEP provides histological services for basic science (non-clinical) research, including processing, embedding, sectioning and staining of animal tissues.

TEP only accept samples fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin or 70% ethanol.

Services and Fees

Service Unit Unit Price
Tissue process Cassette $6.00
Embedding Block $4.00
Cryosection Slide $10.00
Paraffin sectioning Slide $6.00
H&E stain Slide $3.50
Special stain Slide Upon request
Slide box Box $8.00, $10.00
Imaging (20×,40×) Slide $10.00, $12.00
Consultation for procedures 30 minutes $30.00


If you need a pathologist to read slides, please contact Hui Xu at huixu@illinois.edu


Please submit orders to the online ordering system FBS by filling out the histology service order request form. First-time users should email Hui Xu (huixu@illinois.edu) to have an account created. Please submit samples to B410 of Beckman Institute between 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about TEP’s histological services, please email Hui Xu (huixu@illinois.edu)