Test Directory

GIEMSA

Synonym(s):

Giemsa, Wrights

Application:

Demonstrate organisms or hematopoietic tissue

Specimen Type:

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).

Collection Procedure:

Tissue removed during a surgical procedure and placed in 10% NBF soon after removal from the patient. Appropriate tissue for requested staining.

Required Information:

Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history.

Specimen Stability:

Ambient: Indefinite

Unacceptable Specimen:

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.

Department:

Histology

Method:

Special Stain, Ventana BenchMark Special Stainer (Spokane)

Special Stain, Manual (Bellevue)

Turnaround:

12 business days from receipt

Performed:

Monday–Saturday

Test Includes:

Blocks: 10 years
Slides: 10 years

CPT Code:*

88312

Test Code(s):

GIEM-O (Organism)

GIEM-H (Hematopoietic)

*The listed CPT codes are for reference use only. Final coding is based on CPT guidelines and individual circumstances.

1-888-814-6277

©2019 Incyte Diagnostics. 13103 E Mansfield Ave, Spokane Valley, Washington 99216 USA. 509.892.2700. Website Design by Klündt | Hosmer. All rights reserved.