Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
A preliminary pathology report and brief history are required for all Pathology Consultations.
Specimen Type: Tissue
Container/Tube: Pathology Packaging Kit (Supply T554)
Collection Instructions: Submit hematoxylin and eosin (H and E) and all special stains performed on the case. Include unstained slides and/or a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block if it is anticipated that additional stains or ancillary testing may be necessary. Unstained slides for immunohistochemistry should be charged, if possible, as not all immunohistochemical stains can be performed on uncharged slides. If electron microscopy (EM) has been performed, include EM images (either on a CD or as prints).
1. A brief explanatory note or consultative letter is also recommended.
2. Attach the green "Attention Pathology" address label included in the kit to the outside of the transport container.
3. This test is not intended for use with wet tissue (tissue that still needs to be processed).
1. Hematopathology Patient Information Sheet (Supply T676) in Special Instructions
2. Pathology/Cytology Information Sheet in Special Instructions
3. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send either a Hematopathology/Cytogenetics Test Request Form (T726) (www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/media/customer-service/forms/hematopathology-request-form.pdf), or a Oncology Test Request Form (T729) (www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/media/customer-service/forms/oncology-request-form.pdf) with the specimen.
Note: No specimen should be rejected. If specimen not received at appropriate temperature or in wrong anticoagulant, include note to laboratory. If questions, contact laboratory.
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.