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Services & Fees

Effective  March 23, 2017

Note: A $10 accession fee will be applied to all submissions. All fees are in US $.

Note on days tested and turnaround times: Samples must be received at least one business day before the scheduled testing day. New client accounts can take up to 2-3 business days to establish before testing can begin. Samples may not always be tested on the first scheduled day after they arrive; however, it is our goal to complete testing within the posted turnaround time. If rush testing is desired, please contact us.

Submission form

Specimen Requirements:

1) 4-6 bone marrow smears unfixed, unstained 2) EDTA blood (more than half full) and two blood smears 3) core biopsy in 10% formalin

Shipping Container:

1) slide container 2) purple-top tube 3) leakproof container

Coolant:
1,3) none 2) frozen gel packs
Fee:
Ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1 business day (aspirate); 3-4 business days (core biopsy)
Comments:

Do NOT ship cytology slides and formalin-fixed tissue in the same package; place in separate plastic bags prior to shipping.

Specimen Requirements:

1) 4-6 bone marrow smears unfixed, unstained 2) EDTA blood (more than half full) and two blood smears

Shipping Container:

1) slide container 2) purple-top tube 3) leakproof container

Coolant:
1) none 2) frozen gel packs
Fee:
Ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1 business day
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

1) minimum of 1 ml in EDTA, and 2) 2 unfixed, unstained smears

Shipping Container:

1) purple-top tube 2) slide mailer

Coolant:
1) frozen gel packs 2) none
Fee:
70.00
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
8 hours
Comments:

CSF must be received within two hours of sampling. For synovial fluid, submit a minimum of two different joints. Protein analysis must be ordered separately.

Specimen Requirements:

unfixed unstained smears

Shipping Container:

slide mailer

Coolant:
Fee:
Ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
8 hours
Comments:

Do NOT ship cytology slides and formalin-fixed tissue in the same package; place in separate plastic bags prior to shipping. Maximum number of specimens: 5 joints OR 5 skin masses OR 5 nodes

Specimen Requirements:

each source, unfixed unstained smears

Shipping Container:

slide mailer

Coolant:
Fee:
Ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
8 hours
Comments:

Do NOT ship cytology slides and formalin-fixed tissue in the same package; place in separate plastic bags prior to shipping. For lymph nodes, submit a minimum of two different nodes. Please label source.

Specimen Requirements:

1) 2-5 unfixed, unstained smears of the urine sediment, and 2) 2-3 ml of urine, refrigerated

Shipping Container:

1) slide mailer 2) plastic tube

Coolant:
1) none 2) ice packs
Fee:
Ref. lab fee
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
8 hours
Comments:

Immediately centrifuge urine and prepare slides. Do NOT ship in same package as any formalin-fixed tissue.