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Frequently asked questions

Find answers and general information about BioSiteHisto services.

Histology
How we can send our samples?
Samples can be sent in various forms:
  • Formalin fixed samples
  • Fresh frozen samples
  • Samples in the buffer
  • Paraffin blocks
Can we perform pilot study or stainings?
We are very keen to perform pilot studies and setting up new methods for customer needs. Pilot studies are always welcome. This minimizes risk for both parties.
I have bone samples, is it better to use undecalcified method or decalcified method
This depends on the aims of the study and the tissue size. We in BSH offer three different options to proceed. It is also possible to splice the tissue for two ore more parts and using two or more methods to process. It is identical if immunohistochemistry or other special stainings needed.
      • Decalcifying with EDTA and paraffin embedding. This ensures excellent staining quality and immunohistochemical analysis.
      • Plastic embedding and hard tissue microtoming. Good option for the medical device studies eg. implant studies etc.
      • Plastic embeddien and grinding, for titanium implants and very hard materials.
Antibody Validation
Is it expensive to set up new immunohistochemical protocol?
We would say no. Nordic BioSite have own antibody collections and distribution of the best antibodies offers excellent possibility launch new protocols according to your need using our or tissue controls or supplied by client.
Can we perform pilot study or stainings?
We are very keen to perform pilot studies and setting up new methods for customer needs. Pilot studies are always welcome. This minimizes risk for both parties.
In Vitro
Can we perform pilot study or stainings?
We are very keen to perform pilot studies and setting up new methods for customer needs. Pilot studies are always welcome. This minimizes risk for both parties.