Surgical Pathology/ Biopsy

Section: Histology

Fee: See Additional Information

Turnaround Time: 1–7 business days

Days Test Started: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Species: All Species




Minimum Amount

Formalin-fixed tissue

Leakproof container


Collection Information

Tissues should be fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF).

During winter months add 10% of isopropyl alcohol to the formalin solution (e.g., 1 part isopropyl alcohol to 9 parts 10% NBF) to prevent specimen freezing during transport.

Shipping Information

Ship tissue samples in a leakproof primary container. Place primary container in secondary, sealable bag to help contain the sample if damaged during shipment. Place sufficient paper towel or other absorbent in secondary container to absorb all formalin should primary container break or leak.

Additional Information
Charges are based on the number of masses or lesions sampled/biopsied and size of the largest mass/tissue. Each separate site will count as one (1) mass/biopsy. Three (3) punch biopsies from the same organ will count as one mass/biopsy. The initial biopsy will be the largest of all samples submitted (see below) and the price will increase with each additional mass/biopsy by $25.00.

Largest Mass/Biopsy/Tissue Size - sets the base fee
$ 50.00 < 5cm
$ 75.00 5-8cm
$100.00 > 8cm

Each Additional Mass/Biopsy/Tissue
$ 25.00 for each additional mass/biopsy/tissue.

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