#ExistCollect>Collect: Tissue or cells.
#ExistSPECIMENPREPARATION>Specimen Preparation: Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed specimen (cells must be prepared into a cellblock). Protect paraffin block and/or slides from excessive heat. Transport tissue block or 5 unstained (3- to 5-micron thick sections), positively charged slides in a tissue transport kit (ARUP supply #47808). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 2 slides). If sending precut slides, do not oven bake.
#ExistSPECTRANSPORT>Storage/Transport Temperature: Room temperature or refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.
#ExistRemarks>Remarks: IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY ORDERING AND SUBMISSION DETAILS: Submit electronic request. If you do not have electronic ordering capability, use an ARUP Immunohistochemistry Stain Form (#32978) with an ARUP client number. For additional technical details, contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
#ExistConditions>Unacceptable Conditions: Specimens submitted with non-representative tissue type. Depleted specimens.
#ExistStability>Stability (collection to initiation of testing): Ambient: Indefinitely, Refrigerated: Indefinitely, Frozen: Unacceptable