All submissions must be accompanied by a request form. Required items are marked with asterisks.It is a good idea to list the samples submitted, especially if they are trimmed and in cassettes, so we'll know if there is a missing cassette or tissue. If there isn't enough space on the form, just continue on another copy or attach a list.
Please include any special instructions!
When tissues are submitted without instructions other than the stain(s) requested, the tissues will be processed, embedded, and sectioned according to standard procedures.Trimmed tissues in cassettes are embedded "down face up," that is, the samples are embedded so that the side facing the bottom of the cassette will be placed at the surface to be cut, and will thus be sectioned first. Standard embedding of skin and hollow organs is perpendicular to the plane of sectioning. Thus, the histotechs need to know if you need the tissue oriented in a particular way in the block, and, if you're submitting untrimmed tissues, how you want them trimmed.If you're interested in a very small area of the tissue, and you've trimmed the tissue so that the area is right at the surface, it may be lost when the block is "faced." (The first few sections will often not include the entire area of the tissue and will be discarded.) In such cases it is very important that you discuss your needs with the histotech beforehand.If you have special requirements, it's a good idea to send a copy of your protocol each time you submit tissues. We try to keep them on file, but sometimes months or longer go by since the last similar request, and some investigators have several different protocols, so it's not always possible to be sure we have the right one in hand.
Histology Submission Form (*.doc)
Histology Submission Form (*.pdf)
Richard B. Marchase, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0111
Any submissions in progress, in route or received by the OSP, will be updated to reflect the correct signing official.
If you have any questions please contact the OSP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UAB’s template confidential disclosure agreements have been updated and are available at the OSP Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement (CDA) webpage. The following confidential disclosure agreement (CDA) templates are available:
Mutual Confidential Disclosure Agreement (Company and UAB disclosing confidential information);
Unilateral Confidential Disclosure Agreement (Company Disclosing to UAB); and
Unilateral Confidential Disclosure Agreement (UAB Disclosing to Company)
Please use, and encourage the contracting party to use, the appropriate UAB template CDA. If the contracting party can agree to the terms of one of UAB’s template CDAs, UAB will sign the agreement without further routing and review, resulting in a more expeditious process.
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On April 30, 2015 the Form FDA 1572 on the FDA website at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/ReportsManualsForms/Forms/ListFormsAlphabetically/ is expired.
The FDA is in the process of updating and posting a new Form FDA 1572. Even though it is expired, the FDA approved continued use of the current form.
We will monitor the FDA website and will post notice of the new form's release, when available.