Native Kidney/Tissue Biopsy by IF

Abbrev Code:Surg Path Ex   
Order Code:LAB4613Order Name:Surgical Pathology Exam
Methodology:Direct immunofluorescence
CPT Codes: 88346 x1, 88346-26 x8
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
Alternate Containers: 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 Pathology Lab, M351, 3rd floor East Bldg. Call laboratory at 612-273-4022, option 4  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, West Bank 


Use:To aid in the diagnosis of renal diseases.

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