Clinical Care Considerations
As the PI on the project it will be your responsibility to ensure that there is sufficient tissue remaining for clinical purposes.
As guardians of the patient’s tissue it is our responsibility to ensure that clinical care is not compromised. In an effort to ensure that the department maintains sufficient tissue for future patient care needs, the tumor repository will maintain a log of all tissue arrays constructed. We also maintain a log of all other institutional requests for tissue.
The Tissue MicroArray facility at MGH pathology offers tissue arrays of 2-, 3-, 5-, and 7-millimeter core sizes. Our current capacity is approximately 12 tissue arrays per month.
TMA Price List as of 6/20/2011
How to Order
Before submitting a request we ask that you review the following guidelines.
Do remember that a significant amount of tissue is lost every time a block is refaced. We may not be able to construct TMAs from tiny tissue fragments, particularly those from trucut and endoscopic biopsies.
Once a paraffin block is created, the block will be handed over to histology. A designated technician will cut unstained sections. The TMA block will then be returned to you.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this facility. Please contact Mohammad Miri (firstname.lastname@example.org 617-724-7355) or Vikram Deshpande, MD (email@example.com 617-726-7741).
MGH Pathology Service
TMA Facility, Warren 112
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114