Histology Laboratory

Fees for LSU on-campus services can be billed directly to an appropriate account number. Federal Government Laboratories must provide a blanket purchase order and call numbers or charge card numbers before work begins in order to facilitate billing and payment of fees for services requested. Off-campus contract work can be billed via purchase order number or credit card number.

All mailing and/or shipping fees will be charged to the investigator. The investigator is asked to provide a return shipping label with the initial shipment of tissues.

Slide boxes and slide mailers not provided by the principle investigator will be supplied by the Histology Laboratory and charged to the account and billed.

Custom sectioning and staining for special projects will be priced according to the processing time, supplies required and technical assistance required. Fees will be calculated on an as needed basis.

A surcharge of $50.00 is added to each specimen for rush techniques.

Charges are subject to change without notice due to increases in the costs of supplies required.

To contact the Histology Laboratory call 225-578-9724.

Paraffin Techniques

Processing Fees

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Process Details Fee
Diagnostic Biopsies 1-3 Specimens $49.50
Diagnostic Biopsies Each additional specimen $11.00
Diagnostic Biopsies Necropsy in a jar $71.50
Research Single tissue, labeling cassette $2.20/specimen
Research Necropsy in a jar $71.50/specimen
Research Special projects, technical time $66.00/hour
Bone Whole limb $71.50 + decalcification*
Bone Bone marrow $49.50 + decalcification*
Bone Bone biopsy $49.50 + decalcification*

*The price of decalcification is dependent on the type of bone. Specific changes cannot be made until the procedure has ended.


Large Tissues and Eyes

Process Description Fee
H&E   $17.60/slide
H&E Special stains $11 + cost of stain/slide
Decalcifications Specimen < 1 cm

$11 + grossing fee

Decalcifications Specimen > 1 cm - 10 cm

$16.50 + grossing fee

Decalcifications Specimen > 10 cm

$22 + grossing fee

Fixatives Formalin, 10% neutral buffered solution



Davidson's solution

*Disposal of solution is the responsibility of the end user


Fixatives Formic acid, 15%


Pathologist Slide Interpretations With written report


Pathologist Slide Interpretations With photography


Pathologist Slide Interpretations With gross photography $27.50/specimen
Paraffin Sections Process and embed only $5.50/block
Paraffin Sections Process, embed, cut, H&E stain, coverslip, label $8.25/slide
Paraffin Sections Duplicate H&E Slide, cut as requested $5.50/slide
Paraffin Sections Step sections, H&E $4.40/slide
Paraffin Sections Step sections, unstained $7.70/slide
Paraffin Sections Serial sections, H&E $5.50/slide
Paraffin Sections Serial sections, unstained $7.70/slide
Paraffin Sections Paraffin sections for IHC $5.50/slide
Paraffin Sections H&E stain $5.50/slide
Paraffin Sections Paraffin sections for IHC: H&E stain $3.85/slide
Paraffin Sections Paraffin sections for IHC: re-embed paraffin block $5.50/slide
Frozen Sections Preparation, embedding, freezing, sectioning, H&E stain $14.30/block H&E stain
Frozen Sections Special Stain $3.85/slide
Frozen Sections Use of cryostat

Cost of stain/slide + embedding and cutting costs are required

$66/hour (1/2 hour minimum)

Slides Repair of broken slides


Slides Coverslipping


Supplies Tissue cassettes

$0.11 each


$137.50/case (screened cassettes)

Supplies Tissue freeze

$0.65 each



Supplies Slide box, plastic, 25 slides

$4.40 each

Supplies Slide box, plastic, 50 slides

$6.60 each

Supplies Slide box, plastic, 100 slides

$11 each

Supplies Slides


Supplies Sponges


Supplies Box of accu-edge blades




Nanozoomer Whole Slide Scanning 20x magnification


Nanozoomer Whole Slide Scanning 40x magnification


Special Stains

Group 1:

Acid Fast Bacilli (Ziel Neelson)

Bile (Hall's Bilirubin)

Congo Red

Copper (rubeanic acid)


Iron (Gomori)

Melanin Bleach


Toludine Blue


Special Stains

Group 2:

Alcian Blue, pH 2.5

Alcian Blue, pH 1.0

AlizarinRed S

Cresyl Violet Acetate





Luxol Fast blue



OIl Red O

PAS with Diastsase




Special Stains

Group 3:

Calcium (Von Kossa)


Gomori's Methenamine Silver (GMS)

Hematoxylin-Basic Fuchsin-Picric Acid

Putchler-Sweet Hemosiderin

Safranin O-Hematoxylin-Light Green

Schmorl's Reduction Test

Verhoeff-Van Gieson


Special Stains

Group 4:

Dopa Oxidase (fresh tissue only for frozen section)


Periodic Acid-Methanamine Silver (PAMS)

Snook's Reticulum