|Tests||Service included in the Test||Unit|
|Cut-up and processing of tissue||Registration of demographic data and allocation of number, description, cut-up, cassette printing.||Block||£ 5.50|
|Sectioning (unstained)||Slide labelling; 1 section per slide.||Slide||£ 1.50|
|H&E staining||Dewax, stain, mount with coverslip.||Slide||£ 2.00|
|Special stains||Dewax, stain, mount with coverslip. for example, Cresyl Violet, Luxol fast blue, Reticulin,||Slide||£ 4.50|
|Immunohistochemical stain||Dewax, stain with antibody**, mount with coverslip.||Slide||£ 15.00|
|Optimisation of new antibody||Titration, retrieval methods (including antibody cost).||Antibody||£ 180.00|
High-resolution slide scanning
|Registration, scanning, storage and export. Includes 30-day storage of whole slide images on our secure server.|
Brightfield standard slide***
Multichannel fluorescence standard slide
|Storage of whole slide images||Storage on secure file server*****.||Slide per year||£ 2.00|
|Image analysis with QuPath|
(Legacy projects with Definiens Tissue Studio)
File management, slide QC, development and validation of analysis algorithm, slide analysis, data processing, analysis summary report. Publication-ready data table and analysis summary report returned to the customer.
|Use of Definiens Tissue Studio||Use of Definiens Tissue Studio image analysis software without the input of image analyst (e.g. annotations, region selection).||Hour||£ 15.00|
|Setup and registration||Registration and setup of experiments, for small sample sizes (less than 20 slides/blocks/tests/scans).||Unit||£ 35.00|
Searches for antibodies, evaluation, reporting, and specialist/research consultation, discussion of results.
Exception: named collaborations with FEC on grants.
|Professional neuropathology assessment|
Advice on biomarkers, classification or grading of diseases, neuropathological diagnosis of animal models. Histological assessment of human and experimental samples. Preparation, annotation of publication-ready panels, figure legends and results sections.
Exception: named collaborations with UCL-FEC on existing grants.
* All prices are ex-VAT.
** Antibodies can be provided by the customer or purchased by us.
*** Standard slide size is 26 mm × 76 mm.
**** Jumbo slide size is 52 mm × 76 mm.
***** Billed 6-monthly.
Only UCL-internal orders (IDT) are VAT Exempt. For industry-funded projects, please enquire with Sebastian Brandner email@example.com.