Formalin-fixed tissue. Larger fresh tissue specimens are acceptable but will add a minimum of one extra day to processing time. Specimens requiring decalcification will require longer processing time.
Tissue submitted in 10% buffered formalin
Ship tissue sample(s) in a leakproof container placed in a sealable bag then placed in secondary rigid container.
The fee for "one site" includes multiple skin punch, uterine, & endoscopic biopsies (e.g. nasal, gastrointestinal) obtained to diagnose a common process. Biopsies from multiple tumors are considered multiple sites. A draining lymph node associated with a tumor submission will be considered as one site. **The fee for two sites is $63; the fee for three plus sites is $81. Please note additional charges may be incurred for complex trim, margin studies, special tissue collection. Final reports may be delayed if special stains are required.