Renal Pathology Consultation, Wet Tissue
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.
Container/Tube: Renal Biopsy Kit (Supply T231)
Specimen Volume: Entire specimen
Collection Instructions: Collect specimens according to the instructions in Renal Biopsy-Procedures of Handling Tissue for Light Microscopy, Immunohistology, and Electron Microscopy in Special Instructions.
1. Advise shipping specimens in Styrofoam transportation coolers to avoid extreme hot or cold temperatures to ensure specimens are received at required specimen stability temperature.
2. Attach the green pathology address label included in the kit to the outside of the transport container
1. Renal Biopsy Patient Information Sheet in Special Instructions
2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Pathology Test Request Form (T246) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/media/customer-service/forms/pathology-request-form.pdf).
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.