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Menstrual cycle phase is determined by histology and serum estradiol and progesterone levels. The following services are currently offered (shipping charges apply):

  • Fresh Tissue Specimens
  • Banked Frozen Tissue Specimens
    o O.C.T embedded tissues
    o Frozen tissues for DNA/RNA
  • Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue
    o Endometrial biopsies (endometrial functionalis)
    o Full thickness endometrium (endometrial functionalis and basalis
  • Banked Frozen Serum/Plasma

Upcoming Services

  • Banked Endometrial Cells
  • Endometrial Stromal Fibroblasts
    o Fibroblasts are shipped in cryovials in 10% DMSO
  • Endometrial Epithelial Cells
    o Epithelial cells are shipped as glandular or luminal sheets in 10% DMSO.



All human endomentrial tissue, DNA and biological samples are provided to requestors free of charge. We ask that the requestor be responsible for all shipping costs.

Sample Acquisition

If you are interested in samples, please fill out this quick survey to help us understand your needs! However, please note that this does not represent the File UCSF Tissue Bank Request Form, which must be submitted and approved prior to receiving any specimens.

UCSF NIH Human Endometrial Tissue and DNA Bank