One of the following from a representative section of the tumor: specimen in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF), paraffin embedded tissue, 5 um unstained formalin-fixed tissue sections on positively charged slides.
Tissue: sealed, leak-proof, wide mouth plastic container. Samples submitted in glass containers are not acceptable and will incur an additional processing charge.
Slides: slide container.
Label all samples. Ship at ambient temperature.
This test is performed in College Station once per week, as caseload allows.