For FMC, PLC, RGH and SHC during normal work hours (08:00 to 16:15 Monday to Friday, excluding stat holidays):
The physician MUST book the procedure with Diagnostic Imaging Services - Ultrasound at least 24 hours in advance. Urgent cases will be given priority.
Refer to AHS website, Clinical Services, Diagnostic Imaging - Ultrasound for site specific phone and fax numbers, and hours of operation.
For ACH during normal work hours (09:00 to 17:15 Monday to Friday, excluding stat holidays):
The Nephrology Clinic will contact the OR Desk to book the biopsy, and then inform the Pathology Lab at 403-955-7385 of the date and time of the booking.
For all sites after normal work hours, on weekends, and stat holidays:
The physician MUST contact both the radiologist on-call for Ultrasound AND the renal pathologist on-call to schedule date and time of biopsy.
Contact the renal pathologist on-call through the Foothills Hospital switchboard at 403-944-1110.
Tissue will be sampled for examination by light microscopy (plastic and paraffin embedding), Immunofluorescence and Electron Microscopy.