Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

GLP and Non-GLP IHC Staining

StageBio operates a GLP-compliant laboratory dedicated to specialty histopathology and immunohistochemistry services.  Some of our services include: immunohistochemical staining (IHC), immunofluorescent staining (IF), whole slide scanning, morphometric analyses and more.

IHC Staining

StageBio’s experienced team is proud to offer a broad range of routine and advanced IHC and IF staining techniques for both frozen and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues. Numerous routine antibodies across multiple species have been validated in-house, including:

  • Mouse
  • Rat
  • Dog
  • Pig
  • Non-human primate
  • Human

We offer single and multiplex chromogenic and immunofluorescent IHC staining for all of your protein localization and co-localization studies.

StageBio has the ability to perform traditional manual staining, and also employs automation.  Automated stainers are an excellent approach for research applications and facilitate increased throughput and consistent results for larger studies.

Our highly trained team of scientists can assist with your research goals by providing input regarding which IHC markers will be most effective for your studies. We are proficient with IHC method development and will optimize the antibodies that fit your research needs. Additionally, we are happy to consult with you regarding recommendations for tissue collection and fixation procedures that will lead to the best possible staining results.

Common Questions


Can StageBio pick up our study?

Yes - StageBio has a staff courier and can arrange to pick up your study materials no matter the size or location – including internationally.


How do I fix specimens for immunostaining?

Place your tissue(s) in 10% neutral buffered formalin for between 24 to 48 hours, then place in 70% ethyl alcohol.


How do I arrange to audit your facilities?

Access and complete the Contact Us form within this website to set up a facility inspection.

The StageBio Lab Services Team is trained in a variety of areas to meet our clients' needs.


StageBio is a proud supporter of the National Society for Histotechnology and the Society of Quality Assurance.


I have evaluated thousands of slides that VPS [now StageBio] has prepared. Their consistency from slide to slide is remarkable. It makes my job as a pathologist much easier when we contract our work to VPS [now StageBio]!”

Director of Pathology
Contract Research Organization

We've always found the quality of work and GLP reporting we receive from HSRL [now StageBio] to be top notch. Good customer service is hard to come by, but that is one of the things that keeps us coming back.”

Assistant Director of Medical Devices
Medical Device CRO

Contact Us

Contact us to discuss your IHC needs!


Learn more about StageBio’s COVID-19 response