Fresh tissue is placed on saline soaked gauze. Do not allow the tissue to dry out. Refrigerate/ send to Pathology CSR as soon as possible. Specimens taken out of hours are stored at 4̊ C.
Usually (not always) accompanied by a specimen in formalin for histopathology.
If histopathology is required, collect separate formalin fixed sample.
If in doubt, contact the ‘on-call’ pathologist in Anatomical Pathology.