Research Histology Core Laboratory (RHCL)
Ignacio Wistuba, M.D.
Jacqueline Furr, HT(ASCP), B.S.HA
In-Situ Hybridization services COMING SOON!
To ALL users of our Archival Block Request service:
Effective immediately, the Division of Pathology has made some changes regarding block request procedures from the Research Histology Core Lab (RHCL) as follows:
- NO TQL and PFR blocks will be depleted.
- To preserve the tumor tissue block further, no punches or cores are allowed on TQL blocks.
We understand the importance of these tumor tissues on your projects, but it is also crucial not to further deplete these tumor blocks as their existing states need to be preserved for future studies.
We appreciate your consideration and cooperation on this matter.
Updated 13 January 2020
The Research Histology Core Laboratory (RHCL) provides histological and molecular expertise, technical support and consultation to research investigators, which in turn produces positive outcomes for their research protocols.RHCL
The purpose of the RHCL is to allow researchers to concentrate their grant funds to their protocols, without the expense of hiring technical personnel or buying costly instrumentation. The services offered are all routine histology procedures along with some specialty services that include DNA and RNAse free preparation and sectioning, cell pellets and special stains.
The RHCL also performs specialized techniques including:
- Aperio AT2 whole slide scanning
- Image and Digital Analysis
- Pathology Services
- Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
- Tissue Microarray (TMA)
- Bone Histomorphometry
- In-Situ Hybridization (ISH)
Accomodations can be made for the servicing of of special projects that do not encompass any of the aformentioned procedures and techniques. Please visit our services page for more detailed explanations of the services we perform.
The RHCL plays a large role in supporting research clinical trials such as the APOLLO Rare Tumor and ALLIANCE Moon Shot™ protocols in the institution, and effectively collaborates with the clinical trial processes.
For a detailed summary of iLabs and an instructional video explaining how to use it, visit our resources page.
Research Histology Core Lab, North Campus
1515 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77030-4009
Phone: (713) 792-3119
Research Histology Core Lab, South Campus
7777 Knight Rd. Houston, TX 77054-3005
Phone: (713) 792-3119
Core Grant Citation
This facility is funded by NCI # CA16672. Publications should cite the Core grant in the acknowledgment section, if publications use data generated by the Core facility. Two copies of the publication acknowledging the Core grant should also be submitted to the facility at 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 54, Houston, TX, 77030.