Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Renal Biopsy

Test Name: Renal Biopsy
Alternate Name(s): Kidney Biopsy
Laboratory: Pathology - UH
Specimen Type: Tissue
Collection Information: This test must be booked in advance with the Pathology Lab as a Technologist must be present to accept the samples.

Three samples are required:
- 1 for EM in 2ml vial of 2% glutaraldehyde, labeled with GHS label
- 1 for immunofluorescence in vial of immunofluorescence tissue fixative, labeled with red label
- 1 for light microscopy in small container of 10% formalin
Requisition: Powerchart: eOrder choosing appropriate specimen
See Identification of clinical specimens
Test Schedule: When booking a Renal Biopsy contact:

Victoria Hospital
Monday to Friday from 0800-1600
Call 519-685-8500 x 32956 or email stating Physician, location, date and time of biopsy.
A confirmation email will be sent.

University Hospital
Monday to Friday from 0800-1600
Page: 15718

After Hours and weekends:
Contact switchboard and ask the "Pathologist on call" to arrange for testing
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
See Interpretive comments
˝ day
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2009-03-23
Revised Date: 2020-02-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Refer to “ Rush Requests for Surgical Pathology Specimens”
Special Processing:  
Method of Analysis: Electron Microscopy
Critical Information Required: Clinical history is crucial to an accurate diagnosis
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Surgical Pathology Request
Referred To:  

Questions? Comments? Contact Laura Gopaul