Histolab offers histology services including conventional histology, immunohistochemistry and morphometric analysis.

Histology services can be provided by Histolab for a fee. The services offered include:





Preparation and examination of human tissues and tissues from experimental animals including investigation of the organs from genetic modified animals.
Trimming and paraffin embedding of tissues, sectioning and staining. Standard stainings are hematoxylin – eosin (HE), periodic-acid-shiff (PAS) for glycoproteins and mucus, and Sirius red primarily for collagen identification.
Other more specialised stainings and decalcification of tissues are also available.

See standard staining examples



Identification of receptor proteins or peptides in histologic sections by means of specific antibodies raised against the target proteins. The histolab has available a large selection of in-house antibodies but has also an extensive experience in testing and characterization of new antibodies. Immunoreactions can be visualized for bright field microscopy or fluorescence microscopy.
Researchers not familiar with evaluation of immunoreactions can get assistance for the evaluation of the stainings.

See Immunohistochemistry examples









Assistance with quantification of the occurrence of tissue components in histologic slides such as collagen (fibrosis), number of immunoreactive cells (endocrine cells, inflammatory cells, cells in mitosis etc), and dimensions of structures (intestinal villus height, epithelial thickness etc) using the image analysis program “Image Pro Plus”.

For cases which need extensive, specific interpretation, in particular in a scientific context, which are not part of collaborative work involving pathologists, additional consultancy charges will apply (475DKK/€50/hour).

We take no responsibility for new antibodies that we test, you will get charged even if we do not get expected results.

When testing on “in house” antibodies, we can always guarantee positive results on our own positive control tissue.

Location of Histolab

Histolab is located at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Panum, 3th floor, building 12.

Staff in the Histolab

Histolab is run by Ass. Prof. Jens Brings Jacobsen, Biomedical Laboratory Technologists Bente Stærgaard & Heidi Paulsen, and Ass. Prof. Steen Seier Poulsen (From left to right in the picture).