Research Histology Services


The Research Histology Services (RHS) is located in the Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower at the University of Pittsburgh. Our goal is to provide routine and specialized histology, single and multiplex immunohistochemistry, high resolution digital imaging, and image analysis services to prinicpal investigators and researchers throughout the University and in the external biomedical community. We operate in a collaborative manner and will only work with customers with whom we have a formal collaborative agreement (i.e. via a grant or contract).

The RHS lab serves as the Core Liver and Kidney Laboratory for the Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) and the Core Heart Laboratory for the Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation in Children, providing histology services for ongoing clinical patient research studies throughout the United States and Canada. 

We are certified through the College of American Pathologists (CAP's) Laboratory Accreditation Program and maintain Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) standards as administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Staff Hours:

9 am – 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday

(Note: the laboratory follows the University of Pittsburgh schedule for closures)


Our Goal:

Our goal is to return high quality work in the shortest time possible. Lab personnel will do their best to accommodate your specific turn-around time needs.