Tissue fixation at UCSF

Definition
Fixation of biological tissues to preserve them from decay, either through autolysis or putrefaction. Fixation terminates any ongoing biochemical reactions, and may also increase the mechanical strength or stability of the treated tissues. Fixation is usually the first stage in a multistep process to prepare a sample of biological material for microscopy or other analysis
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Mission Bay

Gladstone Histology and Light Microscopy Core

Gladstone Institutes, Mission Bay
Contact: General Inquiries 415-734-2566 histology@gladstone.ucsf.edu

  • Necropsy and Tissue Dissection
  • Tissue Fixation