Surgical Pathology Shipping Instructions: Renal Biopsy

Renal Muscle Nerve Pathology Requisition Renal Version

Instructions for Preparing and Shipping Renal Biopsies
to UF Health Pathology Laboratories

Renal Muscle Nerve Pathology Requisition

Renal Pathology Biopsy Clinical Information Form

What is included in this kit?

  • One vial of formalin
  • One requisition form
  • One vial of Michel’s (IF) medium
  • One Renal Pathology Biopsy Clinical Information Form

How to prepare the specimen:

Proper handling of the specimen depends on the number of cores and amount of tissue collected.

Two cores:

  • Place Core #1 in formalin.
  • Cut the tips (1 mm) off
    other core.
  • Submit the tips from
    Core #2 in formalin.
  • Place the remainder of
    Core #2 in Michel’s (IF)
    medium.

Renal Biopsy Two Cores
One core ( > 5 mm):

  • Cut off 1 mm of tissue
    off of the ends of the
    specimen.
  • Submit the tips of the
    specimen in the formalin
    vial.
  • Cut the remaining
    specimen in half.
  • Submit one half of the
    remaining specimen in
    formalin.
  • Submit the other half of
    the remaining specimen
    in Michel’s (IF) medium.

Renal Biopsy One Core
One core or scant tissue ( < 5 mm):

  • Submit one half of the tissue in formalin and the other half in Michel’s (IF) medium.
  • We can triage tissue in formalin for electron microscopy if needed.