Special stain. Alcian blue is intended to identify weakly sulfated mucins in tissue samples.
- A formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block is preferred specimen type
- One (1) unbaked, unstained slide for H&E staining (required) and two to three (2-3) positively charged unstained slides (all cut at 4-5 microns) for each test/antibody ordered
- Block and slide identifiers should be clearly written and match exactly with the specimen ID and specimen labeling as noted on the requisition.
Storage & Transportation
Use cold pack for transport. Make sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen.
Level of Service
New York Approved