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Test ID: 70015    
Anatomic Pathology Consultation, Wet Tissue

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Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

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.

All specimens, patient history and requests should be clearly labeled with correct patient identifiers and pathology accession/case number. Collection date and patient date of birth are required. All specimens must be labeled with specimen type. Although a complete pathology report is not expected to be submitted with the specimen, a preliminary pathology report is required in order to ensure that the specimen is known to a referring pathologist. The name and phone number of the ordering pathologist and a brief history are essential to achieve a consultation fully relevant to the ordering physician's needs.

 

Specimen Type: Lung biopsy

Container/Tube: Pathology Packaging Kit (Supply T554)

Collection Instructions:

1. Submit portion of lung tissue in formalin for light microscopy processing.

2. Place a portion of the lung tissue in Zeus preservative for immunofluorescence.

3. A representative H and E slide from the light microscopy sample must be submitted along with the tissue in Zeus preservative.

Additional Information: Immunofluorescence on lung tissue must be ordered in conjunction with 70015 / Anatomic Pathology Consultation, Wet Tissue.

 

Specimen Type: Enucleated eye

Container/Tube: Pathology Packaging Kit (Supply T554)

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions:

1. Immediately after removal, place specimen in approximately 300 mL of 10% formalin.

2.  Enucleated eye should not be opened or punctured. After 48 hours in the originating laboratory, the specimen should be transferred to a smaller container with fixative (10% formalin) and sealed to be shipped without risk of leakage.

 

Specimen Type: Iris, conjunctiva, cornea, and other small biopsies from eye

Container/Tube: Pathology Packaging Kit (Supply T554)

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions:                                      

1.   Obtain biopsy.

2.   Place iris, conjunctiva, cornea and other small biopsies on a piece of filter paper or other porous paper (such as that which wraps rubber gloves.)  This helps to keep the specimen from curling when it is fixed.

3.   Immediately but gently place specimen (on the paper mount) into 10% formalin, approximately 20 times the volume of the biopsy.  

4. Placing sutures at the margins of resection with accompanying explanatory draft will help orientation of the specimen in the lab, in cases where margins are important.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

 

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesAmbient (preferred)
 Refrigerated