RE: [Histonet] Renal biopsies

From:"Tony Henwood"

If the sample is to arrive within 4-5 hours of collection, I would
recommend placing the biopsies in Hanks culture media and transport at
4oC. The samples will keep quite well.


Tony Henwood JP, MSc, BAppSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager & Senior Scientist
The Children's Hospital at Westmead,
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, 2145, AUSTRALIA.
Tel: 612 9845 3306
Fax: 612 9845 3318

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Martha
Sent: Wednesday, 15 March 2006 7:51 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Renal biopsies

I want to get a feel for how others receiving renal biopsies handle
specimens from outside their institution.  Currently outside clients
divide the biopsy and submit it to us in 10% NBF, Zeus transport media
for IMF and 2.5% gluteraldehyde for EM.  One of our outside physicians
wants to perform the biopsy at a neighboring hospital (located about a
mile from us), have it packaged for transport to us by their pathology
department and sent to us on moistened gauze for us to assess and divide
appropriately.  (This arises from some situations where the material was
not divided optimally for the various procedures.) I have reservations
about this but I would like to hear how other institutions handle this.
Thanks in advance for your help with this.  You can respond to me
directly or to the whole group.
Martha Ward, MT (ASCP) QIHC
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC 27157 _______________________________________________
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