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Special Stain, Oil Red O
2005978
Ordering Recommendation

Refer to the listing of histochemical stains at www.aruplab.com/ap/tests/histochemical.

Mnemonic
OIL RED SS
Methodology
Special Stain
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
  • Anatomic Pathology Test Request Form Recommended (ARUP form #32960)
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Tissue. Also acceptable: Cryostat sections, air-dried cytospin or air-dried smear slides. 
Specimen Preparation
Tissue: Transport 1 g fresh or frozen tissue in a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 g)
Cryostat Sections:
Transport 2 frozen cryostat section slides (4-8 micron section). (Min: 1 slide)
Air-dried Cytospin or Air-dried Smear Slides: Transport 2 slides. (Min: 1 slide) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Tissue: Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.
Cryostat Sections:
Frozen.
Air-dried Cytospin or Air-dried Smear Slides: Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens submitted with non-representative tissue type. Depleted specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Indefinitely
Cryostat Sections:
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Indefinitely
Air-dried Cytospin or Air-dried Smear Slides: Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Undefined; Frozen: Undefined 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data


Note
All stains will be handled as Stain and Return unless a consultation is requested. To request a consultation, submit the pathology report, all associated case materials (clinical history, blocks, slides, etc.), and the Anatomic Pathology Requisition Form (#32960).
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2005980Oil Red Stain
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Aliases
  • Fat Stain Oil Red O
  • Oil Red O staining