Histopathology Tissue Collection

10% Formal Saline is the routine fixative used for all histopathology specimens The exceptions are:

  • Urgent frozen sections: Must be received fresh, as soon as possible.
  • Renal biopsies. Place in isotonic saline or Michel's medium and send to laboratory as soon as possible.
  • Skin biopsies for immunofluorescence techniques. Must be received fresh or placed in Michel's medium, and sent to the laboratory as soon as possible.
  • Muscle and nerve biopsies. Must be received fresh, as soon as possible. Only a limited examination on both muscle and nerve biopsies may be performed on fixed tissue.

All specimens must be labelled according to the pathology labelling standards.


Page updated: 14/02/14 | Updated by: Tracey Wainwright

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