Call UF Health Pathology Laboratories’ Client Services Department at 888.375.LABS (5227) for CPT codes.
Skin tissue must be fixed in 10% formalin. If immunobullous disease is suspected, submit half of the tissue in Michel’s fixative for a direct immunofluorescence study.
For podiatry kits (#101), fixative and more information, contact the UF Health Pathology Laboratories Client Services Department at 888.375.LABS (5227). Culture collection medium is provided in the podiatry kits.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Submit specimens according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines.
- Frozen specimens
- Specimens not in appropriate fixative
- Ambient: Indefinitely
- Refrigerated: Indefinitely
1 - 3 days
Monday - Friday