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Acid-Fast Bacteria Stain
Kinyoun's Acid Fast Bacteria, AFB
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue blocks (FFPE). If tissue blocks are not available, unstained slides are acceptable (please submit 1–2 slides per antibody to be tested, cuts must be 4 microns thick).
|Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions||
Tissue removed during a surgical procedure and placed in 10% NBF soon after removal from the patient. Appropriate tissue for requested staining.
Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history.
|Unacceptable Specimen Conditions||
Slides or paraffin blocks with no tissue remaining. Samples fixed in fixatives other than 10% neutral buffered formalin. Paraffin blocks that have been overheated or frozen.
Special Stain, Ventana BenchMark Special Stainer (Spokane, Bellevue)
Special Stain, DAKO Artisan (Richland)
12 business days from receipt
Blocks: 10 years