Avero Diagnostics is capable of processing and diagnosing all biopsies. Please call us at the numbers listed below with any specific questions regarding the specimen type, or if you have specific questions for specialized testing of tissue samples.
TRANSPORT TEMPERATURE AND STABILITY
room temperature indefinitely
Positively charged slides:
room temperature 30 days
Specimens collected using alternative methods may not be rejected but may include a disclaimer on the final report
TRANSPORT CONTAINER / SPECIMEN
Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin embedded breast tissue block(s) OR 2-4 unstained slides and one H&E stained slide
TURN AROUND TIME
48 – 72 hours
- Collect biopsy(ies) with care. Avoid crushing the specimen with forceps or other instruments.
- Place tissue in 10% neutral buffered formalin within one hour of excision.
- Notate on requisition the time of tissue collection and cold ischemic time.
- Label specimen container with two patient identifiers.
Monday – Friday (days)
Fluorescent In-Situ Hybridization (FISH)
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