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Test ID: 80027    
B-Cell Lymphoma, FISH, Tissue

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Mixed

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.

Provide a pathology report and reason for referral with each specimen. The laboratory will not reject testing if this information is not provided, but appropriate testing and interpretation may be compromised or delayed.

 

Forms:

1. Cytogenetics Hematologic FISH Panel Patient Information Sheet (Supply T603) in Special Instructions

2. If not ordering electronically, submit a Cytogenetics Hematologic Disorders Request Form (Supply T607) with the specimen.

 

Advise Express Mail or equivalent if not on courier service.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Lymph node

Preferred: Tissue block

Collection Instructions: Submit a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor tissue block. Include 1 hematoxylin and eosin (H and E)-stained slide.

 

Acceptable: Slides

Collection Instructions: For each probe set ordered, 2 unstained consecutive tissue sections cut at 5 microns and placed on positively charged microscope slides. Include 1 H and E-stained slide.

                                                                                                                   

Specimen Type: Solid tumor

Preferred: Tissue block

Collection Instructions: Submit a FFPE-tumor tissue block. Include 1 H and E-stained slide.

 

Acceptable: Slides

Collection Instructions: For each probe set ordered, 2 unstained consecutive tissue sections cut at 5 microns and placed on positively charged microscope slides. Include 1 H and E-stained slide.

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

Note: No specimen should be rejected. If specimen not received at appropriate temperature, 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.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
MixedAmbient (preferred)
 Refrigerated