Analytical & Research Services

BIOTECH Electron Microscopy Service Laboratory

The only service laboratory in UPLB specializing in biological sample preparation (e.g. bacteria, plant and animal tissues) for ultrastructure analysis by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and light microscopy.


National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
UPLB, College, Laguna

Contact person

Dr. Lorele C. Trinidad
Position: Laboratory Head
Designation: University Researcher III

Contact details

Telephone No: (049) 536 - 0587
Fax No: (049) 526 - 0587
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Specialized Equipment

  1. Scanning Electron Microscope, Hitachi S-510
  2. Transmission Electron Microscope, Hitachi H-300
  3. Digital Light Microscopy (Olympus Mic-D)
  4. Critical Point Dryer
  5. Vacuum Evaporator
  6. Ultramicrotome

Schedule of Fees

Name of Service Non-Commercial Rate (in Peso) Commercial Rate (in Peso)
(per batch of 3 samples)
1. Type A - Biological/ plant tissues, insects, etc. with complete processing and ion coating (max. of 3 images) 5,450.00 6,550.00
2. Type B - Microbiologicals, pollen, etc. (max. of 3 images) 4,875.00 5,850
3. Type C - Dried samples (max. of 3 images) 3,530.00 4,250.00
4. Type D (Non-biological samples) (max. of 3 images) 3,400.00 4,100.00
5. Ion Coating (per 3 samples) 300.00/ run 400.00/ run
1. Type A (for thin sectioning with resin embedding) 7,535.00 9,050.00
2. Type B (for negative staining) 3,465.00 4,200.00
1. Digital Microscope (max. of 5 images/sample) 1,000.00/ hr 1,300.00/ hr
2. Polarizing Microscope (max. of 5 images/ sample) 1,100.00/ hr 1,400.00/ hr

Terms and Conditions

  1. Additional charges will be required for specimens which require extra time and supplies for preparation.
  2. All negatives and mounted specimen become the property of EMSL
  3. The client’s presence is required for the selection of the magnification and area to be photographed.
  4. An additional P50.00 will be charged for saving files onto a compact disc.
  5. Payment of 50% of estimated charge is required before any EMSL service starts. Micrographs will only be released after full payment has been made.

Schedule of Fees

Details(in Peso) Cost
CBC with platelet count 15 - 30 minutes 300.00
Blood Chemistry 3 - 5 minutes/ test 200.00
Urinalysis 30 mins 75.00
Fecalysis, Skin scraping, Fungal exam, Ear Swab 15 - 30 minutes/ test 70.00
Vaginal smear, FNAB, Impression smear, Histopathology 1 day 200.00
Necrospy 2 - 3 days 500.00 - 1,000.00