Histology · Surgical
Light, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy for renal, muscle and nerve biopsies provided from a single vendor with dedicated customer service team.
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PathAI Diagnostics handles, processes and interprets:
- Renal biopsies
- Muscle biopsies
- Nerve biopsies
Comprehensive: Light, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy for renal, muscle and nerve biopsies provided from a single vendor with dedicated customer service team.
In-Network: In-network status with all major payers plus over 250 commercial payer organizations, covering more than 260 million patient lives in the U.S.
Experienced: Over 20 years of renal pathology expertise from over 30,000 case reviews and diagnoses from our fellowship-trained renal pathologists.
Find out more by reviewing our Nephrocor® fact sheet.
All specimen containers must be labeled with two identifiers. Examples of acceptable identifiers include: Patient name, date of birth, social security number, requisition number, and medical record number.
Optimal—Receive cores in 3 vials:
- Vial A: in 10% NBF —for paraffin block for LM
- Vial B: in Michel transport media for frozen and IF
- Vial C: in Karnofsky fixative for EM
Storage and Transport
Maintain the specimen at room temperature.
Specimen Rejection Criteria
All specimens must be submitted according to the test directory instructions. Before submitting specimen, please carefully review specimen requirements.
Listed below are possible causes for delays in specimen processing or possible specimen rejections or cancellations:
- No patient identification on requisition form
- No patient identification on specimen container or slides
- No referring provider
- No account information provided
- No test ordered on requisition
- No specimen source provided
- Inappropriate specimen type
- Insufficient volume for analysis
- Inappropriate specimen container
- Improper specimen transport
- Specimen leaked in transport
- Specimen submitted in incorrect or expired transport media
- Slides broken beyond repair on receipt
- Conflict between patient name on specimen and requisition form
- Specimen not properly preserved
- Sample containing a needle
Turn Around Time (TAT)
3 days upon receipt.
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