Histology Services Unit

We have a range of equipment that staff and students can be trained to use. Experts are also available to provide help and guidance.

We are open from 8 am to 5 pm weekdays.

Charges and service requests

  • £10.78 per hour for use of the equipment
  • £29.86 per hour for us to carry out the work for you

Consumables are charged at a replacement cost. 

Please print out and complete a Histology services worksheet (Office document, 41kB) with all relevant details. A drawing in the box is often very useful.


We offer the following services:

  • routine or specialist staining
  • histological training and advice
  • immunocytochemistry
  • knife sharpening
  • decalcification
  • celloidin sectioning
  • frozen sectioning (thin)
  • frozen sectioning (thick)
  • fixative preparation
  • wax processing
  • wax sectioning
  • digital micrography
  • image acquisition
  • histological supplies.


Come and find us in the Teaching Wing, TL3.3 and TL2.2.

Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences Teaching Wing
University Walk

Our location on the University map


Preparing tissue for histology slides

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