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Laboratory: Pathology
Test Name:
Test Code: SURG
Clinical Information:
At HSC and SBGH:  (Weekdays 0800 - 1630 hrs)
Please contact Pathology and arrange for a technologist to attend the biopsy.
Collection procedure for other sites:
- Place fresh renal tissue onto a Telfa pad and fold in half.
- Soak 4"x4" cotton gauze with normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride irrigation).
- Place Telfa pad with renal specimen onto soaked gauze and fold
- Place soaked gauze containing Telfa pad and renal specimen into a small Zip-lock bag and seal.
- Add ice pack to small foam cooler and place specimen into cooler.
 Note: Avoid direct contact of specimen with ice pack.
Do not use dry ice. Freezing the specimen will cause severe artifacts that will affect interpretation.

1. For sites within Winnipeg, arrange for transportation to HSC Pathology  through established courier service - 1-hour service.
Notify HSC Pathology that a renal biopsy is being sent (787-7588).
2. For sites outside of Winnipeg, please contact HSC Pathology to arrange transportation of the specimen (1-204-787-7588).
Note: Ensure specimen will not freeze during transportation to HSC Pathology.
Internal additional information:  170-10-14, 170-10-18
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required: Renal core biopsy
Reference Values:
A descriptive report will be issued.
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More Information:
All specimens must be properly labeled with an appropriate patient identification.  All specimens must be accompanied by a completed Pathology requisition.  Pertinent information including patient demographics, clinical history, physician’s name and specimen type is required as per DSM Specimen Acceptance Policy 10-50-03.