Information on collection, storage, and volume
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block or slides
Block is preferred, or send 20 unbaked, positively charged, unstained slides cut at 5µM plus 1 H&E.
20 unbaked, positively charged, unstained slides cut at 5µM
Paraffin block or slides
FFPE blocks are stored at room temperature and shipped with no special precautions, except when daily outside temperatures exceed 38°C, and then ship with cool packs to avoid paraffin meltdown.
Tumor block containing insufficient tumor tissue or no tumor; broken or stained slides; decalicified bone biopsies; cytology smears or samples from hematologic malignancies. Specimens with very small amounts of tumor and/or less than requested number of slides will be accepted with the caveat that complete testing may not be possible.
Blocks and unstained slides (USS) must at a minimum be labeled with the pathology case number and block identification number.