About Us
The CPL has supported the animal care mission of the UAB Animal Resources Program and the animal research projects of UAB investigators since 1968. With a 10-year average annual output of almost 24,000 sections, research histology support constitutes one of the CPL's most important activities.


The CPL is staffed by two certified histology technicians and two board certified veterinary pathologists specializing in laboratory animal pathology. [Contact information]

The CPL has modern equipment to perform all anatomic and clinical pathologic, microbiologic, parasitologic, and other procedures necessary to fulfill its mission, including a Mopec® downdraft necropsy table and grossing station, Sakura Tissue-Tek VIP® programmable tissue processor, TBS SHUR/Mark® slide and cassette labelers, Thermo Shandon Histo Centre 2® embedding station, rotary microtomes, Sakura Tissue-Tek DRS® programmable stainer, dual-view consulting microscope, MICROM HM505E® cryostat, Abaxis VetScan® HMII hematology analyzer, Drew Hemavet® 850FS hematology analyzer, Abaxis VetScan® chemistry analyzer, and laminar flow biosafety cabinets.