Health Sciences Tissue Bank

Tissue MicroArray

Tissue MicroArrays (TMA's) are constructed by taking block(s) from different cases, core punching designated areas (desired areas of interest) and reconstructing the cores into a new block. One TMA block can house up to 230 cores resulting in 1 cut slide to represent multiple cases. A corresponding layout template, or layout grid, is also supplied. Click here for more information.

  • Tissue MicroArray
    • Case and block identification
    • Design and manufacture of paraffin tissue arrays (TMAs)
    • Sectioning of TMA block
    • CAP-Certified Facility
  • UPMC Hillman Cancer Center\CTSI Tissue MicroArray (TMA)

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