Departments Histology

Histology Lab Hours/Phone

  • Monday - Friday; 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • (816) 234-3827
  • Histology staff and a Pathologist are on call outside normal hours; call (816) 234-3230
General Information
  • Specimens must arrive in Histology by 3:30 p.m. for next day results
  • STAT/ same day results must be approved by the Pathologist
  • Notify the Histology Laboratory in advance of collection when the specimen will require frozen section or special handling
  • We provide support for research studies; call the Lab to make arrangements
Labeling Expectation
  • Container labels must include a minimum of two patient identifiers and the specimen source
  • Specimens without source information will require follow up before processing
  • Specimens without sufficient patient identifiers require the collecting individual to come to Histology to complete proper labeling
  • Please utilize shared specimen labels when appropriate
Collection Guidelines
  • All routine specimens must be placed in formalin (1:15 - 1:20 volume)
  • Fresh specimens or specimens in normal saline must be labeled with a 'fresh' label

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