Renal Biopsy, Immunohistology
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.
This test is not a stand-alone, orderable test, but must be accompanied by 88501 Renal Pathology Consultation and 8331 Renal Biopsy, Light Microscopy.
Sources: Renal or lung
Container/Tube: Renal Biopsy Kit (Supply T231)
Specimen Volume: Adequate amount
1. Collect specimens according to the instructions in Renal Biopsy-Procedures of Handling Tissue for Light Microscopy, Immunohistology, and Electron Microscopy in Special Instructions.
2. If Zeus is not available, tissue may be submitted frozen on dry ice.
1. A hematoxylin-and-eosin slide and a copy of the preliminary pathology report are required.
2. Immunofluorescence on lung tissue must be ordered in conjunction with 5439 Surgical Pathology Consultation.
1. Renal Biopsy Patient Information Sheet in Special Instructions
2. If not ordering electronically, submit a Pathology/Cytology Request Form (Supply T246) with the specimen.
Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.