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Brain Biopsy

 

Intra-Operative Consult (IOC) Request

For Neuropathology cases, contact the neuropathologist on-call through the Foothills Medical Centre.

For Neuropathology cases at the Alberta Children's Hospital, contact the pathologist on-call at that site.

Intra-Operative Consult reports for Neuropathology will typically be communicated to the surgeon within 30 minutes from the time the specimen is received.

Intra-Operative Consult (IOC)

Submit tissue fresh. For more information. see Intra-Operative Consult Request.

Use REQ9034AP Intra-Operative Neuropathology Consultation.

If an IOC is required outside of normal working hours (Monday to Friday 07:30 - 18:00), the physician must contact the Neuropathologist on-call prior to surgery.

Specimen Handling and Transport

If an IOC is not required, submit the specimen in 10% formalin (NBF) in an appropriate sized plastic container. There should be 10 times the volume of fixative to the volume of tissue and the fixative must cover the specimen. Label the container according to CLS requirements. Containers must be securely tightened to eliminate leakage.