Abbrev Code:NGSM   
Order Code:LAB5865  
Methodology:Direct and indirect immunofluorescence/ immunohistochemistry
CPT Codes: 88346 x1, 88347 x4, 88342 x1, 88346-26 x2, 88347-26 x2, 88342-26 x1
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

Container:Container, Tissue, sterile
Alternate Containers: 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 


Use:To aid in the diagnosis of amyloidosis.

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