Unfixed histology specimens may be sent for frozen section if
other forms of rapid diagnosis are not appropriate. This service is
only available to CMFT ophthalmologists.
Every attempt will be made to provide a frozen section service
during working hours. Users are requested to adhere to the
Requests for frozen sections should be booked 24 hours in
advance wherever possible. Bookings can be made by contacting the
Laboratory on 0161 276 8808. Patient information, clinical
information, Clinician's name and the theatre number where the
surgery will be taking place will be required at this time.
Frozen sections WILL NOT be undertaken on high-risk specimens.
Such information MUST be disclosed to the Laboratory and included
on the request card.
The sample MUST be accompanied by a completed request card which
must clearly indicate the contact number and name of the person to
whom the result is to be conveyed.
Before sending the sample ring 68808 to warn the laboratory it
is on the way.
Samples for frozen sections should be transported to the
Laboratory in an appropriately labelled dry pot and handed directly
to the technical staff as quickly as possible and arrive by
(Last updated May 10th 2016)