Tissue for Culture and Histology – Farmington Hills Only
In the event a tissue for both studies must be obtained during non-business hours, it is desirable to submit separate specimens. The tissue for Histology is to be submitted as a routine tissue (see Surgical Specimen, Routine). The tissue for Microbiology should be kept at room temperature, and prevented from drying. Consult Microbiology whether sterile water or sterile saline is desired (depends on test being ordered). Proper Microbiology and Pathology Requisition Forms must be completed and accompany the specimen.
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect: Tissue specimen fresh (without fixative), in a sterile collection container properly labeled with complete patient information.
Transport specimen STAT to the Anatomic Pathology Laboratory.
Any missing information will delay processing and final diagnosis.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Specimens are processed immediately upon receipt in the Laboratory.
Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 2 weeks after sign-off.
Farmington Hills Anatomic Pathology Laboratory.
Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Results available within 24-48 hours.
Routine processing. Hematoxylin and Eosin stained slides. Special staining procedures as needed.
Diagnosis performed by the board certified pathologist.
Varies dependent on testing performed. Please contact the Laboratory with questions.
Microtainer® and Vacutainer® are registered trademarks of Becton, Dickinson and Company.
UroVysion® is a registered trademark of Abbott Laboratories. ThinPrep® is a registered trademark of Hologic, Incorporated.
This directory currently reflects information only for specimens collected and/or processed at the Farmington Hills,
Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, and Troy campuses.