Evaluation of micrometastasis in carcinoma and melanoma.
Send all slides within 6 weeks of cutting.; Minimum of 4 slides per antibody per level according to protocol; Mount on Poly-L-Lysine-coated or plus (+) slides. Mounting specimens on €œcapillary gap€ slides is preferable for IHC.
Multiple IHC analyses; specific markers will depend on diagnosis as listed on test requisition
Information on collection, storage, and volume
0.2 cm x 0.2 cm x 0.2 cm tissue or 4 unstained slides; Precut slides from paraffin blocks in 5 micron sections.
Paraffin block transport pouch; unstained slides in slide mailer
Store specimen at room temperature
Tissue should be well-fixed in formalin. If alternative fixative is used, it should be noted on the requisition. Air dry. Do not oven dry.