Immerse specimen in 10% formal saline in suitable specimen
container and transport to the laboratory as soon as possible.
Non routine histology: (- e.g. suspected malignancy or metabolic disorder, tissue copper or iron estimation):
Please contact the laboratory when planning the biopsy to ensure that tissue is appropriately harvested / stored / fixed.
Case for opinion: stained, unstained sections and / or paraffin block (to be returned to the referral hospital)
|Storage and Transport:||
The tissue core should be immediately placed (left floating without blotting paper) in a labelled perspex container with 10% formal saline.
Seal fixed tissue sample in specimen transport bag with sufficient absorbent material to contain the contents in case of leakage. Place in a padded box for transport to destination. Seal accompanying request form in a plastic bag to prevent contamination in case of leakage. Tape the box closed, label as Pathological Specimen and send by registered post or courier.
Time Limit for Extra Tests: 2 to 4 working days for immunohistochemistry and / or in-situ hybridization techniquesFactors affecting results or interpretation
|upto 2 working days.|
|Liver Histopathology: kch-tr.LiverHistology@nhs.net|