1. After excision, place specimen into a container containing 10% neutral buffered formalin.
Note: The specimen should be placed immediately in 10% neutral buffered formalin unless a frozen specimen is needed or cytogenetics testing is requested.
2. Properly label specimen container and completely fill out the request form or answer all Excellian order questions.
Manual Request Forms (all) or Excellian Supplemental Form (FNA, Breast and Path Consult only)
Specimen Container Requirements:
10% Neutral Buffered Formalin for routine exam
If Cytogenetics testing is requested, the specimen must NOT be placed in formalin
Ambient - 24 hours (optimal), indefinite (acceptable)
An interpretive report will be provided