Stains by Immunofluorescence: Albumin, C1q, C3, C4d, CD31, Fibrinogen, IgA, IgG, IgM, Kappa or Lambda, Pathology


Sunquest Code:SRGPTHCoPath Code:PATH
Epic Code:LAB4613  
Order Instructions:Do not order.
Methodology:Antigen localization by immunofluorescence procedure
CPT Code:88346
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Tissue (kidney, heart, liver, lung, pancreas) in saline or Zeus fixative
Container:Zeus Tissue Fixative vial (obtain from Surg Path or Histology Labs) (Sterile tube with saline)
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 Zeu 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 in Michel's 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  (UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.


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