How to Submit A Case

How to Submit Cases to the ProPath IHC Lab  Questions? Call 214-237-1894.
 

Need a requisition form? Click here.

HOW TO SUBMIT "TECHNICAL ONLY" CASES:

1. Complete IHC Requisition.
     a. Circle stains or clearly write name of stain at top of the requisition.
     b. Check “Staining Only” as Type of Service Desired.

2. Include paraffin block(s).

3. Provide patient billing information (if applicable).

4. Include a copy of patient report (optional, but helps us to verify patient information). 

5. If sending unstained slides instead of a paraffin block(s):
     a. Sections must be on Plus or silane treated slides.
     b. Place section either at the bottom or the top third so ProPath can add our control tissue to your slide.
     c. Unstained slides must be either completely air dried or oven dried. If oven dried, place the slide in the rack so that the melted paraffin does not run into the area where ProPath will add the control.
     d. ProPath runs one negative slide for each case and would like to stain two slides for H&E to keep in our file. Additional slides are also very helpful in cases where the initial stain was unsatisfactory (due to tissue washing off slide, etc). 

           Examples:

           If you request one stain, send us four unstained slides minimum.
           If you request three stains, send us six unstained slides minimum.

NOTE: In-situ hybridization stains require two additional slides for controls. Include one slide for DNA/RNA negative control, one slide for DNA/RNA positive control (to verify integrity of DNA or RNA in the specimen), and one slide for probe positive control.

          Example:

          If you request an EBV (EBER) stain, send us six unstained slides minimum.

6. ProPath will send back any unused slides.

 

 

HOW TO SUBMIT CONSULT CASES:

1. Complete IHC Requisition.
     a. Check “Staining with Interpretation” or “Basic Breast Panel” as Type of Service Desired.

2. Include paraffin block(s).

3. Provide representative slides on the case; (H&E’s, special and IHC slides).

NOTE: An H&E slide is strongly encouraged, as it expedites ordering the stains and improves turnaround time. These H&E slides and all other client slides are returned. 

4. Provide a copy of patient report/history.

5. Provide patient billing information (if applicable).

6. If sending unstained slides instead of paraffin block(s), see instructions above.