Please let us know if a specimen requires to be reported
urgently by ringing the main laboratory on ext.12240, but do bear
in mind that specimens for histological analysis do need at least
24 hours fixation and a further 24 hours preparation time.
It is sometimes unwise to shorten this time, as it puts the
quality of the specimen at risk.
Please liaise with us and we can advise you on the optimum way
to deal with the sample, bearing in mind both the need for a rapid
result and the requirement for good histology to make an accurate
(Last updated February 25th 2015)