Collection: Tumor tissue
Storage/Transport Temperature: Specimens should be formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded and stored between 20° - 25° C; paraffin blocks should be protected from excessive heat. Specimens should be shipped in a cooled container during summer months. A surgical pathology report should be included with all shipped specimens.ort should be included with all shipped specimens.
- Tissue without tumor cells
- Frozen specimens
- Specimens processed in any fixative other than formalin
- Ambient: Indefinitely
- Frozen: Unacceptable
Fluorescence in situ hybridization
Within 9 days
Non-deleted; interpretive report.