Native Kidney/Tissue Biopsy by IF

Sunquest Code:COPATHCoPath Code:IKOT
Epic Code:LAB4030Epic Name:Immunopathology Kidney & Other Tissue
Methodology:Direct immunofluorescence
Test Includes:Immunofluorescent study of kidney and other tissues.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2 days.

Collection Instructions

Container:Container, Tissue, sterile (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Collection Instructions:Freeze tissue in 2-methylbutane (isopentane) and liquid nitrogen. Do not allow specimen to thaw; keep frozen. Alternatively, preserve tissue with Michel's or Zeus fixative at room temperature. Deliver specimen to UMMC West Bank Immunohistochemistry Lab, M351, 3rd floor East Bldg. Call laboratory at 612-273-9119 for instructions.
Causes for Rejection:Specimen in formalin or Zenker's fixative, improper freezing.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store frozen tissue on dry ice or -70C freezer. Store tissue preserved with Michels or Zeus fixative at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen tissue on dry ice. Ship Michel's or Zeus fixed tissue at room temperature. Ship overnight express or within 24 hours, Mon-Thur. Do not ship on Fridays.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Anatomic Pathology, UMMC/UMCH West Bank 


Use:To aid in the diagnosis of renal diseases.

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