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Needle Core Biopsies (prostate and breast)

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Histopathology

Test information: Needle cores to be placed directly onto cassette insert paper and then place paper in labelled biopsy pot.
Samples sent for Histology require a minimum of three patient identifiers (name, DOB, NHS/Hosp. number) on the request form to be accepted.
The request form also needs to include the date/time the sample is taken, the specimen/clinical details, and the clinician/location details to return the report.
The sample container must be labelled with at least two patient identifiers and specimen site, including right or left side of body where relevant

Specimen Type(s)
  • Needle cores (prostate, breast, etc);
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • 60ml Pre-filled 10% Formaldehyde Biopsy Pots;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • N/A;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
N/A
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
N/A
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Interpretative comment
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 03-05-2024