All samples must be accompanied by a Request for Histology Services form. Please note that there are separate forms for internal and external users. Kindly ensure that all fields of the form are completed.
Requests are scheduled in the order that they are submitted. Every effort will be made to process your samples quickly. Please keep in mind that the turnaround time can be affected by the volume of work.
You will receive notification by e-mail when your samples are ready. You may collect your samples during laboratory hours only.
Fixed tissue may be submitted in sealed containers in an appropriate fixative (usually10% neutral buffered formalin or 4% paraformaldehyde). If the tissue has been in the fixative solution for longer than 72 hours, transfer the tissue to 70% ethanol for storage prior to bringing to the laboratory. Containers must be labelled with sample ID and date of collection. Please refer to “Points to consider regarding Tissue Fixation” and "Common Questions about Formalin", if you have any outstanding questions regarding fixation of tissue.
Please direct all other enquiries to the Histology Laboratory Manager.