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Bone Biopsy (Mineralised Bone Histology) (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Mineralised Bone Histology
Tetracycline Bone Labelling
Laboratory:Anatomical Pathology
Test Code:SSW
Medicare rebatable:No
Registration Instructions:

Registration to be performed by Anatomical Pathology

Specimen Types:Tissue
Container Types:
Plain 70mL potPlain 70mL pot
Collection & Request Instructions:Must be discussed Anatomical Pathologist-90763150
Collect on Ice
Collect in am
Deliver to laboratory within 60 minutes

Collection Procedure: Collect the biopsy into a labelled container of 70% ethanol (preferably on ice) immediately after taking the biopsy. The temperature must not exceed 25C at any time.

Biopsy Procedure: Contact the reference laboratory for specific advice regarding the biopsy and tetracycline labelling protocol.

Contact Dr Julie Fletcher or Dr Louise Hughes, Anatomical Pathology, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord NSW. Telephone (02) 9767 6635

Transport Instructions:Send to lab immediately
Processing Instructions:Send to Anatomical Pathology immediately
Store at 4'C

Specimen should be recieved in 70% alcohol. Formalin fixation is not suitable. If specimen is received unfixed add 70% ethanol as soon as possible.

Store sample in 70% ethanol at 4C until ready for dispatch to reference laboratory.

Assay Frequency:Weekdays
External Laboratory:Sydney South West Path (SSWPS) - Concord
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack

Address package to;

Anatomical Pathology

Attn: Frank Quaranta

Concord Repatriation general Hospital

Concord NSW 2139

Telephone contact: (02) 9767 6635

Method:

Send via express courier

Additional Notes:

Expected Turn-Around-Time: Allow 6 weeks for processing.