Fresh tissue in sterile container on saline moistened gauze
Send immediately to Pathology Lab; evenings (after 17:00), weekends and holidays, contact Neuropathologist on call prior to sending frozen section.
Do not place in formalin; if specimen is placed in formalin, frozen section cannot be performed.
M-F 08:00-17:00; evenings, weekends and holidays see Remarks
88331 Surgical consultation with frozen section
For cases M-F 08:00-17:00, the Pathology Department should be notified prior to the start of the surgery. Upon removal of the specimen take the sample immediately to the Pathology Department. After 17:00, on weekends, or holidays, contact the Neuropathologist on-call, via the hospital intranet on-call schedule, for instructions on handling the specimen. Freezing is not optimal for the final histology of the specimen. If sample is too small, a frozen section should be avoided unless indication is critical for intraoperative management.
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