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Electron Microscopy Specimens Requirements

General Electron Microscopy Requirements

All Children’s Hospital’s Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine accepts surgical specimens including muscle biopsies, nerve biopsies, renal biopsies, and ciliary biopsies for processing and interpretation/diagnosis. 

The All Children’s Hospital Histology department will accept biopsies, Monday through Thursday between 7:00 am and 4:00 p.m. and until 12:00 p.m. on Fridays. Notify the Histology Laboratory (phone:727.767-3058) 24 hours or more in advance, and on the day of the biopsy, before the specimen is sent.

Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Specimen Shipping Procedures

  1. For Ciliary Studies, Muscle and Nerve Biopsies, and Renal Biopsies please follow the appropriate requirements (listed below). 
  2. The sample must be prepared for shipping as soon as possible.
  3. Place the specimen in a labeled plastic vial with a tight fitting lid and then in an airtight plastic zip-loc bag.
  4. A copy of the appropriate requisition form with patient history in a separate plastic bag must be included with the specimen package.  
Laboratory Hours:

Specimens are received in the Histology Laboratory, Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and until 12:00 p.m. on Friday.

IMPORTANT!
>>> Protect specimens from temperature extremes <<<
Ship specimens promptly, preferably by courier, to:

All Children’s Hospital
Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
Outpatient Care Center - Fourth Floor
Attn. Histology Laboratory
601 5th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 767-3058

Specimen Specific Instructions

CILIARY DISKINESIA (Ciliary Dyskinesia)

MUSCLE AND NERVE BIOPSIES

REMINDER: Please call the laboratory so we may know when to expect the biopsy, and that it may receive the prompt attention it deserves.

RENAL BIOPSIES

REMINDER: Please call the laboratory so we may know when to expect the biopsy, and that it may receive the prompt attention it deserves.


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