Garvan’s Histopathology facility is located in The Kinghorn Cancer Centre. Our focus is to provide a wide range of high quality histology services to researchers within the Research Precinct as well as external collaborators as either a full service provided by specialist staff or trained researcher use of some of the specialist equipment.


The Histopathology facility provides researchers with the following services:

  • Tissue Processing
  • Paraffin Embedding
  • Microtomy (sectioning)
  • Haematoxylin and Eosin staining (H&E)
  • Automated Coverslipping
  • Frozen sectioning
  • Sectioning for DNA isolation
  • Select Special staining
  • Automated Immunohistochemistry
  • Automated Insitu-hybridisation
  • Tissue Microarray (TMA) design and construction
  • Consultation on tissue preparation and optimisation
  • Theory, technical and equipment training for Histopathology

Related Documents

External Internal
Cryosections Request Form (Word file)
Microtomy Request Form (Word file)
Processing Request Form (Word file)
Request Billing Details (Word file)
Processing Request Form (Word file)
Processing - Additional Microtomy Instructions (Word file)

Technology Platforms

Please see the Equipment page.

Contact Us

For further information please contact staff at histologystaff@garvan.org.au