Whole Organ Evaluation

Section: Histology

Fee: $100.00

Turnaround Time: 1-3 business days

Days Test Started: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Species: All Species

Specimen

Name

Container

Minimum Amount

Formalin-fixed tissues

Leakproof container

NA


Collection Information

Tissues should be fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF).
During winter months add 10% of isopropyl alcohol to the formalin solution (e.g., 1 part isopropyl alcohol to 9 parts 10% NBF) to prevent specimen freezing during transport.

Shipping Information

Ship tissue samples in a leakproof primary container. Place primary container in secondary, sealable bag to help contain the sample if damaged during shipment. Place sufficient paper towel or other absorbent in secondary container to absorb all formalin should primary container break or leak.

Additional Information
Applies to whole organ and whole mammary chain submissions. Examples: spleen, heart, bladder, uterus, and kidney. Includes dissection, a gross report, slide prep, special stains, and histology report.

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