Human Pathology/Histology Service Center


The goal of this service center is to provide a broad range of tissue processing services to Stanford investigators in human disease research.

To accomplish this we:

  • Facilitate Stanford research through rapid turnaround and high quality
  • Consolidate and centralize tissue processing
  • Provide advice and expertise in tissue processing


List of Services

  • Grossing (wet tissue only)
  • Tissue processing without embedding
  • Tissue processing and embedding only
  • Tissue processing with unstained slide
  • Tissue processing and first H&E
  • H&E stained recut
  • H&E stain on furnished paraffin section
  • Unstained slides from furnished paraffin blocks
  • Decalcification
  • Scroll for snap top tube, per scroll
  • Frozen section, unstained
  • Frozen section with H&E stain
  • Routine special stains
  • Complex special stains (silver)
  • IHC, Ab provided by investigator
  • HC, Ab provided by Core
  • IHC workup of staining conditions
  • Digital slide scanning
  • Tissue microarray preparation
  • Labor per hour
  • Shipping and handling


Pauline Chu

Research Professional & Lab Manager
Telephone: (650) 723-6043
Please note: All questions regarding iLab registration & use should be referred to the following information below:


On the web: iLab Solutions


Hannes Vogel, MD

Professor of Pathology (Neuropathology)
Core Director, Human Pathology/Histology Services

Register & Login to iLab

iLab is a online system to streamline the process of ordering and billing for core service requests. All facility users are invited to use the system, which requires a one-time registration as discussed below. Once you are reigstered, the system will enable you to place service requests, provide required approvals, and monitor progress.

To get started, you must register for an account:

  1. Navigate to the core page: iLab Registration & Login
  2. In the upper-right-hand corner of the screen where it says, ‘Welcome Stanford user, please click here to login or register,’ select the click here link
  3. You will be directed to an authentication page where you will need to enter your Sunet ID credentials
  4. Once you have entered your credentials, click the ‘Login’ button
  5. You will be directed to an iLab Registration page where you will need to select your PI/Lab, and verify your contact information
  6. Once your registration has been submitted, your PI will receive a notification that you have requested membership to their lab in iLab. They will need to approve your membership and assign any PTAs for your use.

To create a service request:
Once you have been accepted into your PI’s lab and assigned a PTA, you can create service requests

  1. Navigate to the core page: iLab Registration & Login
  2. At the upper right hand of the page where it says, ‘Welcome Stanford user, click here to log in or register,’ select click here.
  3. Enter your Sunet ID and password, and sign in.
  4. Select the Request Services tab and click on the ‘Request Service’ button next to the service of interest.
  5. You will be asked to complete a form before submitting the request to the core. Please note: a separate  request form has been created for Animal histology requests (Department of Pathology only)
  6. Your request will be pending review by the core. The core will review your request and either agree to the work or they will ask for more information if needed.

Additional help:
More detailed instructions can be found by clicking on the “HELP” link in the upper right hand corner or by navigating to For any questions not addressed in the Helpsite, click on the “HELP” link in the upper right hand corner and submit a ticket or contact

Download a printable version of these instructions here >>

Once you have registered in iLab and logged in, go to the "Request Services" tab to proceed with your request.


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pasteur Drive
Edwards Building, R264, 241
Stanford, CA 94305

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Human Pathology
Histology Service Center

300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
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