Fast paraffin processing
In urgent cases (often eyelid tumour surgery where a lesion is
being excised, and subsequent reconstruction depends on knowledge
of whether the margins are tumour free) a "fast paraffin" approach
may be considered.
If the specimen can be delivered to the laboratory on the
morning of the initial surgery, it can be processed overnight and
an opinion will be available by midday on the next working day.
NB: This service is labour-intensive and must be booked in
advance by contacting laboratory staff in advance to ensure both
technical and clinical staff are available. This service is only
available to CMFT ophthalmologists.
(Last updated May 10th 2016)