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Renal Biopsy *


Kidney Biopsy 

Specimen Type

Renal tissue 


Fresh, unfixed, on saline-moistened gauze

Collection Instructions

All specimens must be accompanied by a patient history form. In-house specimens are sent ASAP to the Surgical Pathology Laboratory fresh, unfixed, on saline-moistened gauze.  Please phone histology at 560-6450 that the specimen is coming. Lab must be notified 24 hours in advance of collection. Attending physician must complete patient history form.  Do not collect on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, holidays or day before a holiday, due to specimen transport requirements. 

Additional Information

All specimens must be accompanied with a requisition form.

Patient Preparation


Transport Requirements

Room Temperature



Rejection Criteria

Unlabeled container or requisition, site not specified


Test Includes

Gross description, routine overnight processing, routine stains, special stains, and electron microscopy 



Testing Frequency

Monday – Thursday 8am – 3pm 


Reviewed By

Claudia Tirpak 

Reviewed Date



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