Step 1: Log on to iLab:


Step 2: Click on "core facilities"



Step 3: Select Electron Microscopy and Histology Core


Step 4: Click on "Request Services" to request a service from the Electron Microscopy & Histology Core.



Step 5: For Histology requests, click on “initiate request” under Histology Core Facility Work Request. For TEM or SEM Work Requests, please stop by the lab CB1113 for assistance in initiating requests.



Step 6: Begin typing your name in the box under “person” as a list will pop up. Once your name is found, select your name from the list. Make sure the information is correct. Click on proceed.



Step 7: Complete the Histology Work Request Form with the correct information. Enter the list of specimens into the grid with the correct information. If there are any special instructions, please list under “Special Instructions.”



Step 8: Once you have listed all of your specimen with any special instructions, you will select the services for your request. Enter the number of blocks to be processed, the number of slides to be sectioned (this includes slides to be stained with H&E, Special stains or Immunohistochemistry), any H&E slides to be stained, and any other service you request. If a service is not requested, leave the quantity at 0. Add a slide box charge if you do not have a slide box to provide the lab with for your request.

Once the services have been selected, click on “Add selected services.”



Step 9: Once the form is completed and the services have been selected, click on “save completed form.” If you are unsure or want to make changes to the form before submitting, click on “save draft of form” to edit the form at a later date.



Step 10: Under Payment Information, select a “Chart Field Combination” from the drop down menu. Fill out the correct payment information.



Step 11: Once your form is completed, click on “submit request to researcher” to submit the work request form to the lab.



Once the form is submitted, the Core will review the information and agree to the work request. If the Core makes any changes to the request form you will be notified and will have to accept the changes to the request form otherwise your Department manager will receive an email requesting their approval of the funds for the request form. When your work request is completed, you will be notified via email.