Tissue Blocks

Specimen Types Tissue samples available Approximate number of samples per patient from tissue harvested Standard aliquot per patient for distribution Uses
Formalin Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded Tissue blocks 1/biopsy
4-10/lobe
12-30/explant
1 block Histopathology, DNA
Slides
4-5 microns
100/block ≤ 20 slides Histopathology, DNA
HOPE Fixed Tissue blocks 1/biopsy
1-3/lobe
6-15/explant
1 block Histopathology, DNA, RNA, protein
slides 100/block ≤ 20 slides Histopathology, DNA
"slices"
20 microns
25/block ≤ 5 slices DNA, RNA, protein

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