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#ExistCollect>Collect: Tumor tissue.
#ExistSPECIMENPREPARATION>Specimen Preparation: Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue. Protect from excessive heat. Transport tissue block or 6 tissue scrolls (tissue shavings), 10 microns thick AND an H&E slide (to be retained at ARUP). Transport block and/or slide(s) in a tissue transport kit (ARUP supply # 47808) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
#ExistSPECTRANSPORT>Storage/Transport Temperature: Room temperature or refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.
#ExistRemarks>Remarks: Include surgical pathology report. Tissue block will be returned after testing.
#ExistConditions>Unacceptable Conditions: Less than 25 percent tumor. Specimens fixed/processed in alternative fixatives (alcohol, Prefer®) or heavy metal fixatives. Slides. Decalcified specimens.
#ExistStability>Stability (collection to initiation of testing): Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable