This biopsy should ideally be taken in the morning Mon-Fri, so that the specimen can be dealt with in the Anatomical Pathology Laboratory otherwise deterioration of the sample may occur and may affect results.
If punch biopsy is taken in the afternoon, the specimen must arrive in the Histology Lab before 5.00. If this is not possible the specimen must be collected into Michel's medium otherwise the deterioration of the specimen may occur which may affect results.
Please contact Anatomical Laboratory on 9895 3477 for collection of Michel's medium.
Skin IF: A 3mm (miniumum diametre) punch biopsy is required for diagnosis. Large biopsies (5mm or greater) may be bisected for IF. Renal IF: A portion of renal core biopsy no smaller than 2 mm is required for diagnosis.
Anatomical Pathology do not supply punch biopsy kits.