Kidney/Heart/Other Transplant Biopsy by IF

Abbrev Code:Surg Path Ex   
Order Code:LAB4613Order Name:Surgical Pathology Exam
Order Instructions:IFKT (kidney transplant); IFHT (heart transplant); IFOT (other transplant)
Methodology:Direct and indirect immunofluorescence on transplanted tissue
CPT Codes: 88346 x1, 88346-26 x8
Test Includes:Immunofluorescent panel study of transplanted kidney and other tissues, including C4d and C3d antibodies for rejection.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2 days.

Collection Instructions

Container:Container, Tissue, 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 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 Anatomic Pathology, West Bank 


Use:To aid in the diagnosis of renal diseases and transplant rejections.

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