Specimen Processing Service Line
Specimen processing services provide researchers with access to world-class biorepositories — including highly curated and annotated Mayo Clinic Biobank specimens. Cores offer state-of-the-art biospecimens accessioning and processing, histology-related pathology services, and flow cytometry.
Biospecimens Accessioning and Processing Core
The Biospecimens Accessioning and Processing Core offers services for basic, translational and epidemiological research specimens, including:
- Nucleic acid extraction
Pathology Research Core
The Pathology Research Core provides investigators with advanced histology-related services, including:
- Tissue microarray construction
- Digital imaging
- Laser capture microdissection
Flow Cytometry Core
Located on Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, the Flow Cytometry Core offers access to:
- Laser instrumentation capable of exciting dyes that require a 355nm, 405nm, 488nm, 560nm or 633nm laser
- A cell sorter capable of sorting human and other samples into tubes, slides or 96-well plates
Typical applications include apoptosis, cell cycle, immunophenotyping and protein expression. Facilities training, 24-hour access for trained users, experimental design guidance and setup assistance are available.
Read more about the Flow Cytometry Core.