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DNA Ploidy - Paraffin Block

Source Non-Blood
Mnemonic PLDY
Specimen Requirements

Paraffin embedded tissue

DO NOT send blocks. Please cut 3 x 50 um sections and place in a capped test tube for transport.

2 x 106 cells are required for testing. If samples are hypocellular, additional paraffin sections may be requested..

Specimen Handling

Specimens submitted to CLS from within Alberta: Deliver immediately to:

FMC McCaig Tower,
7th Floor Labs,
FMC Anatomic Pathology (AP)
Attention: Neuropathology (Neuro) Lab

Specimens will be de-paraffinized and sent to Flow Cytometry for testing.

Specimens submitted to CLS from outside Alberta: Ship at room temperature, using an overnight courier. Please follow Flow Cytometry Shipping and Handling instructions when sending to CLS.

Additional Information

Specimens submitted to CLS from outside Alberta: Use FC3200EP Flow Cytometry Out of Province Requisition.
For pricing and billing, refer to Flow Cytometry Pricing and Billing.

Testing Location Flow Cytometry
Testing Frequency Monday, Wednesday
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval Provided on report.