Information on collection, storage, and volume
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor
One paraffin block or seven unstained, positively-charged air-dried and unbaked slides cut at 4 to 5 microns. This includes specimen requirements for FISH reflex.
Paraffin block transport pouch or slide mailer
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Tumor other than breast tumor
Specimen should be fixed in 10% neutral-buffered formalin. Fixation time should be between six and 72 hours according to ASCO/CAP guidelines; however, the package insert indicates optimum fixation time between 18 and 24 hours.