Renal, skin, oral or conjunctival biopsies for
immunofluorescence should be placed directly into transport medium.
It is extremely important these specimens are NOT placed in
formalin as the technique cannot be carried out on fixed
The sample in transport medium should also be labelled with
relevant patient identification details. Gel tubes/Michel's medium
are available from Adult Histopathology Specimen Reception 0161 276
Immunofluorescence is not available on high risk specimens.
(Last updated September 9th 2014)