(ii) Activity grading and staging of liver disease
(iii) Cause of liver allograft dysfunction
Immerse specimen in 10% formal saline in suitable specimen container and transport to the laboratory as soon as possible.
*For TOTAL copper and iron concentrations (non-routine histology):
Place biopsy on filter paper moistened with deionised water and place in a sterile universal container for transport to the lab. If filter paper or deionised water is not available, then place the actual biopsy towards the bottom of the sterile universal and transport.
*Please contact the laboratory when planning the biopsy to ensure that tissue is appropriately harvested / stored / transported.
i) Poor fixation, delayed immersion in formalin
ii) Failure to label pot with patient name, date of birth and precise identifier
iii) Failure to fill in a consultation-request form, in particular clinical information, source of biopsy and doctor to be notified of findings; with slides or paraffin block, failure to include copy of original (identifying) histopathology report or requisition
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 2nd Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Head and Neck/Oral Pathology Laboratory
4th Floor, Tower Wing
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
Last updated: 07/08/2015