About the Pathology Core

The Pathology Core Laboratory at the Joseph Stokes Jr. Research Institute provides basic histopathology, research immunohistochemistry, tissue microarray, and laser capture microdissection services to researchers at Children's Hospital and within the surrounding academic community. We are located on the 11th Floor of the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Pediatric Research Center in room 1106. Daniel Martinez (267-426-5635, martinezd@email.chop.edu) is the Lab Director and can address all questions regarding basic histopathology, research immunohistochemistry, tissue microarray and laser capture microdissection. Dr. Tricia Bhatti, M.D. is the Faculty Director.

The Pathology Core Laboratory unites three core components in a single core facility: histopathology, tissue microarray and laser capture microdissection. The core offers a full range of histopathology services including tissue processing, embedding, and cutting, for both paraffin and frozen tissue. We also perform most standard stains as well as immunohistochemistry, antibody workup, fluorescence, in situ hybridization and TUNEL. Tissue microarrays can be constructed using a Beacher Arrayer. Sophisticated imaging instrumentation is available for virtual microscopy (ScanScope from Aperio) and image analysis (Image ProPlus, Volocity). Specialized software is available to image and analyze tissue microarrays, and to manage and store array data.

Current Pathology Core Laboratory Services Rate Structure(.pdf)
New Server Address for Scanned Slides!!! We have moved!!!

If you are currently scanning slides with us and accessing them via the spectrum server we now have a new address. You can now access our server at the following address:


Please start using this address immediately as the old server will only be up for a few weeks. Make sure that you change your bookmarks, shortcuts, etc. to reflect the change.