SPECIAL STAIN SLIDE PREPARATION ()
: Special Stain Only, Slide Prep only Special Stain, Special Stain, Technical Component, Histology Special Stain, Special Stain, Histology
: Stained slide and control
: 88312,, 88313
: Special stain
: Prepared Unstained tissue cut at 2-4 microns. Use positively charged slide and affix tissue to center of slide. Do not use adhesive.
: Tissue block
: Room temperature
: Slides are stable indefinitely. Protect against breakage Paraffin block is temperature sensitive and may need to be submitted on ice in hot weather
Reasons for Rejection
: 1) Incorrect or incomplete patient identification. Label both the test requisition and container with 2 patient identifiers. 2) Slide broken beyond repair
: Monday - Friday
: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
: 48 hours
: Complete VPLS Test Requisition. Request special requisition form No 60-002-664 listing stains if you will be ordering these on a regular basis. Package slides in durable slide holder and place with any blocks in padded envelope to protect from breaking.
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