Independent pricing represents a reasonable amount of supplies for fixation and embedding, including, slides, grids, stains and equipment usage. The Electron Microscopy Center provides four hours of training in electron microscopy techniques and use of the TEM. The cost for this training is charged to the researcher at the rate of $165/hour. Final decision on whether researcher can go on their own is determined by the lab manager.
Fifteen mls of a modified Karnovsky’s fixative can be provided for up to 10 specimens; additional fixatives or special types are available at an extra cost. Tissue specimens for TEM should be about 2 x 2 x 2mm or smaller. For special types of specimens (cultured cells, thin layers of tissue, tissue that requires special orientation), email Caroline Miller for instructions.
Outputs refer to direct digital images. Electron Microscopy film is not used in the Electron Microscopy Center.
Transmission Electron Microscopy
|Routine Specimen Preparation:*|
|Fixation through Embedding||1-2 Samples||$425.00|
|10+ Samples||+$55.00/each additional sample|
|Thick Sectioning and Staining/blk||$45.00/blk|
|Thin Sectioning and Staining/blk||(for every 4 grids)||$65.00/blk|
|per hour spent on scope||$180.00||$90.00|