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Bone Biopsy (Mineralised Bone Histology)

Alternative Names:Mineralised Bone Histology
Tetracycline Bone Labelling
Laboratory:Anatomical Pathology
Test Code:AP Sendaway
Specimen Types:Tissue
Container Types:
Plain 70mL pot
Collection & Request Instructions:Must be discussed Anatomical Pathologist-90763150
Collect on Ice
Collect in am
Deliver to laboratory within 60 minutes

Collection Procedure: Collect the biopsy into a labelled container of 70% ethanol (preferably on ice) immediately after taking the biopsy. The temperature must not exceed 25C at any time.

Biopsy Procedure: Contact the reference laboratory for specific advice regarding the biopsy and tetracycline labelling protocol.

Contact Dr Julie Fletcher or Dr Louise Hughes, Anatomical Pathology, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord NSW. Telephone (02) 9767 6635

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:On Ice
Assay Frequency:Weekdays
External Laboratory:NSW Health Pathology, (SSWPS) - Concord Hospital
Additional Notes:

Expected Turn-Around-Time: Allow 6 weeks for processing.