Histopathology, on companion/other, 7 or more biopsies or tissues, in-house companion/other/equine PM
Days test started:
Specimen Type/VolumeFor submissions with 7 or more biopsies or tissues, OR biopsies or tissues > 10 cm diameter, e.g., spleen, brain, mammary chain, heart. Formalin-fixed tissue.
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.
1. Additional charges per slide for >10 slides. 2. Additional charges (per 15 min) may apply for the pathologist to sample large or complex specimens (e.g. amputated limbs, joints, heart, spleen, lungs) submitted for diagnostic testing. 3. Please specify if margin evaluation is required as additional charges will apply for biopsies >2 cm (see test histt). 4. Additional charges will apply for biopsies requiring decalcification and / or nail softening, such as digit amputations and bone biopsies (see tests histdc and histns).