Histopathology / Cytology

Specimens requiring special handling:
An electronic order should be raised in the usual manner.
The Histology laboratory requires notification (through extension 2992) prior to taking any of the below specimens. Once the specimens have been taken, they should be sent to the laboratory in a timely manner.

 Renal Biopsies;
Send in saline. Tissue is sent to an external institution for analysis.

 Sural Nerve Biopsy;
Send in formalin. Tissue is sent to an external institution for analysis.

 Muscle Biopsies;
Send fresh on saline-soaked gauze. Tissue is sent to an external institution for analysis.

 Liver for Copper Analysis;
Send fresh and dry (no gauze or saline). Tissue is sent to the United Kingdom for analysis.

 Cilia Specimens;
Send in Glutaraldehyde (which the histology laboratory provides). Tissue is sent to the United Kingdom for analysis.

Information on samples for the Cancer Molecular Diagnostics laboratory is available here.