1.) How do you submit formalin fixed samples to AVPS?
Fill out form and send samples to HCS, requesting that they be processed for AVPS.
2.) How do you ship your Formalin fixed samples?
Fix for 24-48 hours until large pieces
Pour off the formalin and wrap tissue in paper towels
Repack into leak proof containers (ziplocks work well)
Double pack with more leak proofs
Pack with absorbent material in a sturdy shipping box.
Label the box with appropriate stickers for Category B materials.
Send regular mail to Histology Consultation Services to be processed for AVPS (See Specimen submission form and address labels).