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Histopathology Platform

Overview of Services


THE HISTOPATHOLOGY PLATFORM provides routine processing, embedding, sectioning and staining of paraffin and frozen tissues.

Standard H&E staining is offered as well as a wide range of special stains: Masson Trichrome, PAS, Jone's Silver, Gram, Alcian Blue, Toluidine Blue, Van Gieson, Giemsa and other upon request.

Immunohistochemistry and Immunofluorescence services are also offered. 

Platform equipment can be booked for unassisted use following mandatory training. These equipment include: a microtome, cryostat, microscope and Laser capture microdissection. 

Training is provided for all instruments  for an hourly fee. 



  • Tissue Processing and Embedding
  • Microtome Sectioning
  • Cryostat Sectioning
  • Histological Staining
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • InSitu Hybridisation (Ventana)*
  • Slide Scanning (Ariol, Leica)
  • Laser Capture Microdissection (Arcturus Xt)*

 Please remember to generously acknowledge the RI-MUHC Histopathology Platform in your publications and presentations. 

Example: “This work was performed with the support of the RI-MUHC Histopathology Platform’’.



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Getting Started

  • Sign up for a new account using the link in the upper right hand corner, or click HERE.
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  • Visit the Customer Help Manual and Service Request Manual for further guidance using iLab's Core Facility Services.



Core Team

Dr. Qutayba Hamid  | Director

Dr. Carolyn Baglole  | Co-Director 

Fazila Chouiali, MSc | Manager




Fazila Chouiali, Msc

Phone: (514) 934-1934  #76221




Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday Through Friday  

8:30 AM to 4.30 PM

Research Institute of the MUHC.

Centre for Translational Biology (CTB).

Block E. Histopathology Platform

Room # E01-3082

1001 Decarie Blvd. Montreal QC  H4A 3J1






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