Specimen handling: frozen sections
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 September 9th 2014)