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Providing high-quality histology services, both to researchers within the St Vincent's Health Innovation Precinct and external collaborators.

Our focus is to provide a full histology service for research projects. We offer the following services to researchers:

  • Tissue Processing and Paraffin Embedding
  • Microtomy (sectioning of paraffin blocks)
  • Haematoxylin and Eosin staining (H&E)
  • Optimisation of antibodies for Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
  • Automated IHC staining
  • Picrosirius Red Collagen Staining for paraffin samples
  • Sectioning for DNA/RNA Extraction
  • Preparation of slides for spatial and special staining platforms
  • Tissue Microarray (TMA) design and construction
  • Consultation on Project design, Tissue Preparation and IHC Optimisation

Researchers are encouraged to contact Garvan Histopathology to discuss their experiments for advice/consultation on tissue collection, fixation, embedding and staining.

Complete the relevant request form and provide a copy of your purchase order (PO). We can provide a quote from the completed request form or detailed information provided via email.

Use one of the following request forms:

Sample drop-off and collection information

Use the Sample drop off form (Word file)

  • Email: to arrange drop off or collection.
  • Please provide a time and date for your planned collection day
  • For same day pick up ring 9355 5880 prior to arrival.
  • We can accept drop off and collections: M-F 9am-3:30pm, excluding public holidays, from the TKCC Loading dock on West St, off Burton St. Please go up the ramp to the loading dock and press the yellow bell button for staff attention.


In person or courier (Monday–Friday, 9:00am–3:30pm), excluding public holidays.

Location: Research Precinct loading dock, West St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 

Ensure a completed Sample drop-off form is attached to all submitted samples


Our Histopathology Facility is located in the Kinghorn Cancer Centre.

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre (TKCC) loading dock is on West St; one-way street access from Burton St. Please go up the ramp to the loading dock and press the yellow bell button for staff attention.

Get in touch



+61 (0) 2 9355 5880