Comparative Pathology Core Lab

Director: Monika Schmelz, PhD  /  Associate Director: Demaretta Rush, MD / Histotechnologist: Melanie Miranda, B.S. HTL(ASCP)

  • Location: Department of Pathology, University of Arizona Health Sciences 5207 and 5210.
  • Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9am-4pm
  • Telephone: (520) 626-0234

CPCL offers:

  • Histology Services
  • Pathology Services
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Whole Slide Scanning - brightfield and immunofluorescence
  • Consultation with a Pathologist

Histology Services

We are a full service histology laboratory offering fast turnaround and consistent, high quality, and reproducible results. Histology services include:

  • Paraffin wax processing and embedding of formalin fixed tissues and cells (FFPE)
  • Thin-sectioning  of paraffin blocks
  • Cryo (frozen) sample preparation and sectioning
  • Histochemical stains including hematoxylin & eosin (H&E), Giemsa, Nissl, Periodic Acid-Schiff (PAS).

Pathology ServicesExpert pathologists in laboratory

We provide pathology review by our team of Board Certified Clinical Pathologists:

  • Histopathology slide review and scoring
  • Study design
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Formal reporting and/or informal discussion

Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

Immunohistochemistry is used for the diagnosis of abnormal cells and the distribution and localization of certain proteins-of-interest in the cell. CPCL will help to detect any marker of interest with high sensitivity and minimum background. All staining will be done semi-automatically or automatically.