See Collection Instructions
Scrapings from lesion
OBTAIN TZANCK KIT FROM LAB. Label slides in pencil with patient name and date of birth Complete Pathology services request card & submit with specimen Physician collects scrapings & immediately immerses slides in 95% ethanol (in Tzanck Kit)
1 fixed slide per scraping
Mon-Fri 0600-1400, Place Tzanck kit in CSF-Cytology bin; call Histology After hours, weekends/holidays: NOTIFY PATHOLOGIST ON CALL if requested STAT. If not requested STAT, send to Histology for routine processing. If not sure if the Tzanck prep is requested STAT, check with the ordering physician.