Core Facilities

Cutting-edge shared resource facilities providing advanced support in imaging, specimen analysis and archiving, and data management.
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Asbestos Analysis

Our laboratory analyzes lung tissue samples for types and concentrations of asbestos fibers.

Gout crystals


PhotoPath is a core service in the Department of Pathology at Duke University Medical Center. Our emphasis is on personal communication and high quality, making sure you get the best end-product for your project the first time. We specialize in photomicrography, gross specimen photography and macros, and documenting any kind of research materials you may generate.

BioRepository & Precision Pathology Center

BioRepository & Precision Pathology Center (BRPC)

The Duke BRPC is a tissue, blood and fluid biorepository, tissue procurement service and research support core laboratory within the Department of Pathology. BRPC serves as the Southern Division for the National Cancer Institute’s Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN).

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Duke Precision Cancer Medicine Initiative (PCMI)

The Duke Precision Cancer Medicine Initiative (PCMI) has the goal of promoting precision medicine within the Duke University Health System (DUHS).

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Research Animal Pathology Service

The Research Animal Pathology Service is a shared resource in the School of Medicine that provides excellence in animal pathology support in order to optimize the scientific value as well as the reproducibility of animal studies.

Small bowel cells

Research Immunohistology Lab

The Research Histology Laboratory functions as a service laboratory with the primary role of providing specialized support to the autopsy service and multiple investigators at Duke. The Research Histology Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility that provides routine and specialized histological services, as well as immunohistochemical stains.

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Research Electron Microscopy Service

The Duke Electron Microscopy Service is a resource for high quality light and electron micrographs and is the longest continuously running shared service facility on campus with a history of almost four decades. This facility provides a full range of sample preparation, technical assistance, and training in viewing and photographing specimens.