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Anatomic Pathology Test Request Form Recommended (ARUP form #32960)
Ordering Recommendation

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

Mnemonic
GIEMSA SS
Methodology

Special Stain

Performed

Mon-Fri

Reported

1-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Tissue or cells.

Specimen Preparation

Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin is preferred) and paraffin embed specimen (cells must be prepared into a cellblock). Protect paraffin block and/or slides from excessive heat. Transport tissue block or 2 unstained (3- to 5-micron thick sections), positively charged slides in a tissue transport kit (ARUP supply #47808). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. (Min: 1 slide).

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature or refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens submitted with non-representative tissue type. Depleted specimens.

Remarks

HISTOLOGY SPECIAL STAINS SUBMISSION DETAILS: Submit electronic request. If you do not have electronic ordering capability, use an ARUP Anatomic Pathology Form (#32960) with an ARUP client number. For additional technical details, contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.

Stability

Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

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
CPT Codes

88312

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2005944 Giemsa Stain
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Aliases
  • Giemsa Stain
Special Stain, Giemsa