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Immunofluorescence / Immunoperoxidase - Tissue

Requisition

CLS Surgical Pathology

Specimen Handling and Transport

Submit the tissue in an appropriate sized screw-capped container with Michel's fixative. Label the container according to CLS requirements. There should be 10 times the volume of fixative to the volume of tissue and the fixative must cover the specimen. Containers must be securely tightened to eliminate any leakage.

Specimens in Michel's fixative may be kept at room temperature or 4OC until they are transported to the laboratory.

Notes

For indirect Immunofluorescence on serum specimens, see the general Test Directory for specific antibodies.

Check the expiry date on the fixative before obtaining the tissue. Michel's Fixative is available from the Histology Lab. Monday - Friday.