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Fee Schedule

*Members of the MRC Research Base receive 33% discount on all fees.
For users outside of Washington University, please contact us for fees.

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Blocks (per block)
Paraffin Processing $10.00
Paraffin Processing + decal by core $24.00
Plastic embedding $44.00
Slides (per slide)
Paraffin section $2.15
Plastic section $12.25
micro/orientation fee 50% extra/section
H & E stain $7.85
Special stains $12.15
Deplast.+coverslip $4.95
Frozen Sections  
Frozen section $4.72
Non-decal section of bone $15.72
Frozen section on film $15.72
Coverslip w/o prior stain $1.57
Hourly Fees  
Microtome Use $11.00/hour
Technician Time $44.00/hour
Confocal $15.00/hour
BioQuant $10.00/hour
Supplies  
large slide box (100) $6.60
small slide box (25) $4.13
Microtome blades (ea) $1.80
Slides (box of 100) $24.75
 Surcharges & Discounts
Priority service fee
requires prior PI approval
30%
Core Member discount 33%

Estimated Time Schedule for Services

Paraffin processing/sectioning/staining
     <= 20 blocks, no special requests 1-2 weeks
     <= 20 blocks, microscope for orientation or leveling through (50+ slides per block) 2-4 weeks
     > 20 blocks, no special requests 2-4 weeks
     > 20 blocks, microscope for orientation or leveling through (50+ slides per block) 4-8 weeks
MMA (plastic) processing/sectioning/staining
     <= 20 blocks 4-8 weeks
     > 20 blocks 8-12 weeks
Cryostat sectioning
     Routine 2-4 weeks
    For LCM Can be scheduled
Priority (Rush) work
Not available for MMA processing
Less than 5 work days, needs PI approval, with 30% surcharge