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Test ID: 89041    
T-Cell Lymphoma, FISH, Tissue

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Tissue

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 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

Collection Instructions:

1. Submit paraffin block with 1 corresponding hematoxylin-and-eosin slide. Unstained slides are not preferred but are acceptable.

2. Although formalin is the preferred fixative, tissue blocks may be fixed with B5 fixative.

3. Blocks will have core biopsies punched out to isolate nuclei to process for analysis.

 

Specimen Type: Solid tumor

Collection Instructions:

1. Submit paraffin block with 1 corresponding hematoxylin-and-eosin slide. Unstained slides are not preferred but are acceptable.

2. Although formalin is the preferred fixative, tissue blocks may be fixed with B5 fixative.

3. Blocks will have core biopsies punched out to isolate nuclei to process for analysis.

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

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Specimen processed with Prefer fixative

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
TissueAmbient (preferred)
 Refrigerated