Renal, skin, oral or conjunctival biopsies for immunofluorescence should be placed directly into transport medium. It is extremely important these specimens are NOT placed in formalin as the technique cannot be carried out on fixed tissue.
The sample in transport medium should also be labelled with relevant patient identification details. Gel tubes/Michel’s medium are available from Adult Histopathology Specimen Reception 0161 276 8808.
Immunofluorescence is not available on high risk specimens.
(Last reviewed February 2019)