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Lung Tissue for Pneumocystis carinii (PCP)

Anatomic Pathology performs a special stain to detect the presence of Pneumocystis carinii. The stain can be performed on lung tissue and cytology preparations.

Requisition

AHS Anatomical Pathology Requisition (Consultation Request) 19027

Specimen Handling and Transport

Submit fresh tissue if an Intra-Operative Consult (IOC, Frozen Section) is required.

If an IOC is not required, submit tissue 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.