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Surgical Pathology

Components

Name Method Department Units
Surgical Pathology Anatomic Pathology

Specimen Requirements

Paraffin embedded tissue

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Paraffin block

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - indefinitely month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Tissue (Formalin fixed)

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Formalin (10%) in sterile container

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 2 week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Comments

Main OR and GI personnel will deliver formalin specimens to the applicable formalin specimen drop-off locations, log in all specimens at the drop off site. Fresh specimens will IMMEDIATELY be delivered via Patient Transport to CPA, with end destination of Anatomic Pathology. For specimens from other locations within main campus, call "Lab Transport" via Vocera or Patient Transport at 614-722-1533.The specimen MUST be accompanied with a tissue requisition which includes all patient information (patient name, date of birth, medical record number, sending institution and tests required).

Forms

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