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Products of Conception / Termination of Pregnancy

Alias: POC, TOP

Discipline: Histopathology

Test information: Tissue samples less than 14 weeks gestation requiring histology should be sent to the histology department. These must be accompanied by a histology request form and a 'Certificate of Medical Practitioner or Midwife in Respect of Fetal Remains', which needs to be completed by doctor or midwife confirming consent for communal cremation or private arrangements. Tissue samples which are between 14 and 24 weeks gestation should be sent to the mortuary accompanied by the 'Deceased Baby Care Record', a unique Typenex 'Mortuary Identification Band', and a 'Certificate of Medical Practitioner or Midwife in Respect of Fetal Remains'.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Tissue;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Container Containing 10% Buffered Formalin;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • N/A;
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
These specimens must be received in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF).
Maximum add on time
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Interpretative comment
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

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Last updated: 29-06-2023