How To Use iLab
iLab is an electronic charge-back system used by the Research Histology Core Laboratory (RHCL). With this system, RHCL customers can place both research histology requests and archival block retrieval requests.
Archival Block Retrieval
The Research Histology Core Laboratory (RHCL) offers an in house archival retrieval service. This service supports the clinical and research protocols within the institution.
View our instructional videos below for information on requesting the following services:
- Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
- Tissue Microarray (TMA)
- Slide Scanning
iLab is an electronic charge-back system used by the Research Histology Core Laboratory (RHCL). With this system, RHCL customers can place both research and archival block requests. The iLab system gives researchers unprecedented access to their orders. Through iLab, requesters can: place orders, communicate with the RHCL team, view the status of their orders and track their spending. To have access to iLab, the requester will need to know three main things:
- How to get registered to use the system
- The core facility or lab at which a service request will be made
- The Chart Field String that will be used for payment
Access the user guide above to get a detailed summary of iLab and how to use it.
We also offer in lab training for our customers to further understand iLab and how to use it. To schedule training please contact the RHCL at 713-792-3119.
The Research Histology Core Laboratory (RHCL) offers an in-house archival retrieval service. This service supports the clinical research protocols within the institution. In this service, requests are made to retrieve clinical blocks from the pathology department to be sectioned for various techniques by the sponsor.
See the following documents in the user guides and documents
sections for detailed instructions* on how to use this service.
*These documents are currently under revision and will contain addendums in the future.
MEMORANDUM Archival Block Depletion
- iLab User Guide
- Archival Block Retrieval Guidelines
- Tissue Qualification Lab User Guide
Research Data Coordinators
Phone: (713) 792-9113
Paul Mills Jr.
Phone: (713) 794-5583
Research Histology Core Lab, North Campus
1515 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77030-4009
Phone: (713) 792-3119