Bone biopsies for metabolic investigations should be discussed in advance by Clinicians, Pathologists and technical Laboratory staff. These samples require 70% alcohol fixative. Please contact the laboratory (X 12240) to inform of this type of biopsy and to obtain fixative.
Once received in Paediatric Histology a courier will be arranged to send the sample to the Royal Hallamshire for metabolic bone and histomorphometry pathway analysis.
It is important to communicate with the laboratory when a sample is being taken.
Do not fix these samples in formalin, a full analysis will not be possible in these circumstances.
(Last reviewed August 2021)