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KIDNEY BIOPSY

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

An adequate needle biopsy for routine histology, immunofluorescence and possible electron microscopy. A 1.5 cm biopsy with known ends of medulla and cortex is preferred.

Handling

The biopsy should be submitted in a clean, covered petri dish and brought immediately to the pathology gross lab. The dish should contain a gauze sponge moistened with saline. The biopsy should be placed on the dish and not on the moistened gauze.

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

24-36  hours for routine paraffin sections and special stains, 1-2 weeks if electron microscopy is necessary

Referral Lab

OHSU

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:20 AM


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