Submission Requirements

Before you begin
Please contact the lab when planning a project to discuss sample handling, tissue fixation and embedding to avoid any delays.

Turn Around Time
A standard turn-around time of 5 or 10 business days is assigned to orders at the time of submission; turn-around times are dependent on the complexity and size.  A priority rush service of one or two day turn-around is available for non-complex routine orders and are subject to increase charges.  Antibody optimization, tissue micro array construction, image analysis services or client dependent projects are not subject to assigned turn-around times.  Orders are excepted Monday through Friday, 9A-3:45P on a first-come first serve basis; samples received after 3:45P will not be processed until the following business day..

Sample Handling 

Sample Labeling

Sample Drop Off

Orders are excepted Monday through Friday, 9A-3:45P; orders received after 3:45P may be processed the following business day.  Samples must be accompanied with a completed order form; a cost center is required at the time of submission, any order without a cost center will not be processed.  Specimen submission containers are available free of charge and can be picked-up Monday-Friday, 9A-4P.    

Sample Return

User will be notified via email or phone when orders are ready for pickup.
Boxes for slides are available for purchase.
Orders may be picked up 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday in DRC1 1052.

For more information regarding TSF policies, please see core personnel.