EVMS Biorepository

The EVMS biorepository, located in Lewis Hall, collects, processes and stores biological specimens and associated data. The facilities include an environmentally controlled space that provides a low-temperature, low-humidity environment to maximize the life and cooling ability of the specimen freezers for storage of clinical tissues and fluids.‌ There is an adjoining room used for the storage of patient tissue blocks and an additional clean room for sample allocation and processing equipped with a sample sublimation platform and barcode sample entry system. The resource has an on-site, full-time staff for specimen processing, inventory management and database management.

The Biorepository has over 70,000 human samples available including prostate, kidney, bladder, breast, skin and head & neck tissues, 45,000 Blood related samples (including Serum, Plasma, Buffy Coat) , 7,000 urine samples, and 18,000 tissue samples (including OCT, Fresh Frozen, FFPE). The Biorepository is paralleled by a comprehensive clinical data repository. The Web based management system maintains the data in a secure SQL Server database. The biorepository works closely with clinicians and researchers to facilitate project-based consenting, procuring, processing, storage and dissemination of samples/data (as fee-for-service).


In 2017, the EVMS Biorepository obtained College of American Pathologists (CAP) Biorepository accreditation.  The three-year accreditation program focuses on the kind of quality, accuracy, procedural consistency, best practices and evidence-based standards that directly improves research outcomes.  CAP accreditation uses a peer inspection model and a broad checklist to provide a comprehensive and up to date blueprint of quality practices enabling  us to ensure superior quality specimens.  Moreover, the accreditation encompasses the lab services the EVMS Biorepository offers so that our researchers can have faith in the work that we produce.

For More Information, Call (757) 446-7910 or contact:

Laurie Wellman, PhD
Associate Professor
Biorepository Director

Mary Ann Clements , BS
Biorepository Lab Manager

 

EVMS Histology Laboratory

The EVMS Histology Lab provides technical research pathology services to EVMS investigators and other academic, clinical and scientific organizations. It is housed in Lewis Hall.

Capabilities:

  • Routine and specialized tissue processing
  • Microtomy and cryotomy
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Special stains
  • Tissue microarray development
  • Microscope slide scanning

 Examples of Current Staining:

  • H&E
  • Oil Red O
  • Sirius red
  • Trichrome
  • IHC (optimization & validation

* all staining validated by a Pathologist

 For More Information, Call (757) 446-7910 or contact:

Laurie Wellman, PhD
Associate Professor
Biorepository Director

Mary Ann Clements , BS
Biorepository Lab Manager

 

EVMS Slide Imaging Services

We now offer high resolution slide scanning on our recently acquired NanoZoomer-SQ Digital slide scanner.

The NanoZoomer is a family of digital slide scanners that convert glass slides into high-resolution digital data by high-speed scanning. NanoZoomer-SQ is Hamamatsu’s new desktop single slide scanner for creating whole slide images of single tissue slides. Its very compact size makes it suitable even for the smallest lab, while maintaining the well renowned reliability and robustness of Hamamatsu whole slide scanners. ‌‌‌

 For More Information, Call (757) 446-7910 or contact:

Laurie Wellman, PhD
Associate Professor
Biorepository Director

Mary Ann Clements , BS
Biorepository Lab Manager

 

Laser Capture Microdissection Services

We provide Laser Capture Microdissection Services using Arturus LCM Instruments.

 


Arcturus XT-TI

 For More Information, Call (757) 446-7910 or contact:

Laurie Wellman, PhD
Associate Professor
Biorepository Director

Mary Ann Clements , BS
Biorepository Lab Manager

 

Service Request Forms

The Department of Pathology and Anatomy provides a variety of "Fee Based" services. 
Specific services can be requested below:

 

  • Histology Services Request Form

          Histology Services Request

 

  • LCM Reservation Request Form

          LCM Reservation Request