- 88302, 88304, 88305, 88307 or 88309, depending on the case complexity
- 88312 and 88313 if special stains are used
- 88342 if immunoperoxidase stains are required
Tissue must be fixed in 10% neutral-buffered formalin or zinc formalin.
If immunobullous disease is suspected, submit half of the tissue in Michel’s fixative for a direct immunofluorescence study. See Immunofluorescence: Direct, Skin in this directory for specimen collection instructions and requirements.
For an oral pathology kit (#0096 without Michel’s fixative or #0096-A with Michel’s fixative) and more information, contact the UF Health Pathology Laboratories Client Services Department at 888.375.LABS (5227).
Storage/Transport Temperature: If requesting a DIF, only use Michel’s fixative. Submit specimens according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines.
- Frozen specimens
- Specimens in inappropriate fixative
- Ambient: Indefinitely
- Refrigerated: Indefinitely
1 - 3 days
Monday - Friday