Special Instructions: Please contact Dr. Chevez-Barrios in advance of biopsy to assure the specimen is going to be received and handled immediately.
Cultures and/or PCR studies, send fresh tissue in a minimum amount of sterile PBS (just enough to cover the tissue).
Standard studies (histologic examination, special stains, immunohistochemistry) or malignancy other than lymphoma, submission in 10% formalin is sufficient.
You may need to divide your specimen into multiple containers with the appropriate media.
Sample label for each container:
Patient’s date of birth)
Hospital or clinic identification number
Specimen type (“retina” or “choroid”)
Specimen site (right/left eye)
Test Request Form
Send overnight by Fedex or other courier with sample tracking.
Attention: Dr. Chevez-Barrios
6565 Fannin Str., M247
Houston, TX 77030
Contact information: Laboratory Client Services
Phone: (713) 441-4411 or 1 (855) 522-3282 (LABDATA)
Fax: (713) 441-4412