Amyloid


Sunquest Code:COPATHCoPath Code:AMYLOID
Methodology:Direct and indirect immunofluorescence/ immunohistochemistry
Test Includes:Immunofluorescent and immunohistochemical study of kidney or other tissues, including Thioflavin-T, Kappa, Lamda, SAA and SAP.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Tissue
Container:Container, Tissue, sterile (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Collection Instructions:Freeze 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 Renal Immunopathology Laboratory, 13-229 Moos Tower; call laboratory at 612-626-3286 (or 1-800-888-8642) for instructions or to arrange for immediate specimen pick-up.
Causes for Rejection:Specimen in formalin or Zenker's fixative; improper freezing.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store frozen tissue on dry ice or in -70C freezer. Store tissue preserved with Michel's or Zeus fixative at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen tissue on dry ice; Zeus or Michel's fixed tissue at room temperature. Ship overnight express or within 24 hours, Mon-Thur only; do not ship Fridays.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Renal Immunopathology 


Interpretive

Use:To aid in the diagnosis of amyloidosis.


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