Histopathology, on companion/other, 3-6 biopsies or tissues
Days test started:
Specimen Type/VolumeFor submissions with 3-6 biopsies or tissues, OR endoscopic biopsies from 3-4 sites, OR biopsy 6-10 cm. For cases with multiple (6 or fewer) punch or trucut biopsies, use 'Histopathology, companion, 1-2'.
Collection ProtocolFix appropriately sized tissue samples in 10% neutral buffered formalin, with a tissue:formalin ratio of 1:10. Samples should be fixed for 24 h prior to trimming and processing.
Additional charges (per 15 min) may apply for the pathologist to sample large or complex specimens (e.g. amputated limbs, joints, lungs) submitted for diagnostic testing. Please specify if margin evaluation is required as additional charges will apply for biopsies >2 cm. See test histt.