Toe Tail and TECA Histopathology

Section: Histology

Fee: $60.00

Turnaround Time: 5-10 business days

Days Test Started: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Species: All Species, Other




Minimum Amount



Ear Canal

Collection Information

Tissues should be fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF).

During winter months add 10% of isopropyl alcohol to the formalin solution (e.g., 1 part isopropyl alcohol to 9 parts 10% NBF) to prevent specimen freezing during transport.

Shipping Information

Ship tissue samples in a leak proof primary container. Place primary container in secondary, sealable bag to help contain the sample if damaged during shipment. Place sufficient paper towel or other absorbent in secondary container to absorb all formalin should primary container break or leak.

Additional Information
Fee includes routine histochemical (special) stains and decalcification. Immunohistochemistry will result in additional charges. If required for diagnosis, special stains, additional sections or immunohistochemistry will delay turn-around time.

The fee covers a unilateral TECA. For bilateral TECAs, the fee will be charged to each TECA.

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