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Test Code SP004 Immunofluorescence, Tissue

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:


Specimen Type: Conjunctiva, heart, kidney, lung, nerve, skin biopsy

Container/Tube: Container with Michels’ fixative

Specimen Volume: Entire biopsy

Collection Instructions:

1. Place biopsy in container with Michels’ fixative.

2. Biopsy is only stable in Michels’ fixative for 24 hours.

3. Label container with patient’s name, date of birth, Social Security number, date of collection, and type of specimen.

Additional Information: Kidney biopsy must have cortex containing adequate glomeruli for processing.

Forms: Surgical Pathology Tissue Exam Request in Special Instructions

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Turnaround Time:
STAT: not available
Routine: 3 to 5 working days

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Note: Professional charges may be applied.

Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Processing Instructions:
Test performed in BJH Surgical Pathology.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerate NO/Frozen NO