Other Reference Test
Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed specimen (cells must be prepared into a cellblock)
Paraffin Embedded Tissue Block
Protect paraffin block and/or slides from excessive heat. 2-5 unstained (3- to 5-micron thick sections), positively charged slides is also acceptable. If sending precut slides, do not oven bake.
Room Temp: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimens submitted with non-representative tissue type; Depleted specimens
Complete an ARUP IHC requisition and submit with specimen room temp or refrigerated. Call Apollo Courier Service for pick up Monday-Friday.