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Test ID: 82091    
Amyloid Protein Identification, Paraffin, LC-MS/MS

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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.

Specimen Type: Formalin-fixed or B5-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block

Container/Tube: Pathology Packaging Kit (Supply T554)

Collection Instructions:

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.

Additional Information:

1. Preliminary pathology report and history are required.

2. A brief explanatory note or consultative letter is also recommended.

Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

Cardiovascular Test Request Form (T724) (

Hematopathology/Cytogenetics Test Request Form (T726) (

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








Fixed tissue slides

Wet/Frozen Tissue

Cytological Smears

Nonformalin fixed tissue

Nonparaffin embedded tissue

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

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.