Amyloid Protein Identification, Paraffin, LC MS/MS
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 an orderable test. Order 5439 Surgical Pathology Consultation. The consultant will determine the need for special stains.
Specimen Type: A formalin-fixed or B5-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block
Container/Tube: Surgical Pathology Packaging Kit (Supply T554)
1. Do not send fixed tissue slides. Testing can only be done on paraffin-embedded tissue blocks.
2. Attach the green pathology address label included in the kit to the outside of the transport container.
1. Preliminary pathology report and history are required.
2. A brief explanatory note or consultative letter is also recommended.
Fixed tissue slides
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
The Amyloid Protein Identification test employs Liquid Tissue® sample preparation licensed from Expression Pathology Inc., Rockville MD, under U.S. Patent 7,473,532 and patents pending and foreign equivalents thereof.