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Bone (Decalcification)

See Specimen Submission Instructions for test requisition, specimen labeling and specimen packaging requirements.

Specimen Requirements

  1. Bone or calcified soft tissue must be submitted in 10% neutral buffered formalin solution. Formalin containers must have a formalin hazard label on the outside of the container.
  2. The time specimen is placed in formalin should be recorded on the tissue requisition. The amount of formalin should be ten times the volume of the specimen.



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