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Test Code

See associations below

Test Synonyms

Histology, Histochemistry stains

Associations
Test Code Description
S S1 Special Stain group I microorganisms
S S2 Special Stain group II routine
S ALBL Alcian Blue stain
S CONGO Congo Red stain
S GMS Grocott's Methenamine Silver
S IRON Iron Stain
S MUCI Mucicarmine stain
S PAS Periodic Acid Schiff stain
S RETIC Reticulum stain
S TRI Trichrome stain

 

Methodology

By stain

Turnaround Time

2 days

Specimen Requirements
  • Surgical samples received in 10% neutral buffered formalin or B Plus fixative.
  • Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue Previously prepared pathology materials (slides,smears, or other samples)


Specimen Stability
Prepared pathology materials, stable indefinitely at 18-25°C
Storage & Handling

Ship samples at ambient temperature

Causes for Rejection

Improper specimen labeling; inadequate tissue evaluation; improper sample submission

Description

Surgical tissue (biopsies, excisions, etc.) needing routine microscopic pathological interpretation