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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
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.
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



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

88313

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2005980 Oil Red Stain
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Aliases
  • Fat Stain Oil Red O
  • Oil Red O staining
Special Stain, Oil Red O