Surgical excision - large specimens surgically removed for treatment, repair or identification.
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas:
If taken in AMC Operating Room bring fresh to the Pathology Lab C-57, otherwise place tissue in container of 10% neutral buffered formalin so that entire specimen is covered with formalin. If breast tissue is submitted in 10% neutral buffered formalin note date/time specimen is placed in formalin. If specimen is too large to be placed in a container with formalin it should be transported to the Histology Lab immediately or refrigerated. Contact lab at 262-3736 or Histology Tech "on-call", 262-3999, beeper 6129 for assistance/questions.