Instructions for iLab use
This video provides step-by-step instructions on how to submit requests via iLab
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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.
The Research Histology Core Laboratory (RHCL) offers an in house archival retrieval service. This service supports the clinical and research protocols within the institution.
Learn more about archival block retrieval
View our instructional videos below for information on requesting the following services:
User guides provide information to assist requesters in placing orders for the related services. References provide clarification about the related services.
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:
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.
Research Data Team
Mary Gertrude Mendoza
Phone: (713) 563-3475
Phone: (713) 792-9113
Research Histology Core Lab, North Campus
1515 Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX 77030-4009
Phone: (713) 792-3119
Useful links in relation to our histology services as well as our affiliations
Place orders through us for archival block retrieval and histology services here
Link to download software for viewing digitally scanned slides
Link to view/analyze digital slides for those requesting scanning and analysis services
For requesters of staining and analysis services in bone histomorphometry
Alternate storage site to view and download digital slide images
Website that provides detailed data on multiple antibody/protein expressions in various organ types
A website that has information regarding histological processing, special stains, and IHC
National organization and resource for those interested in histology
Local organization and resource for those interested in histology
National organization and useful resource for prospective and current medical laboratory professionals
National organization and useful resource for those interested in pathology and laboratory medicine