Mouse Physiology Laboratory

Postmortem Morphometry

Following any non-survival procedure, the mouse physiology laboratory will do a postmortem examination of animal. We will measure the mass of all the individual organs of interest along with the animal mass and tibia length for normalization. We can also fix the tissue for you using standard procedures from simple formalin fixation to pressure fixation of the heart or the entire animal with paraformaldehyde or OCT. We can also freeze tissues for biochemical, molecular or microscopic assays in liquid nitrogen with or without isopentane.