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What happens if the breast specimen sent for histopathological examination is delayed by three hours?

Query: Hello doctor, If a breast specimen is sent to the laboratory for routine histopathology and the breast panel was delayed by three hours, will there be a problem in running the tests? Will the breast panel not be processed because of the delay?  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will definitely help you out. A breast specimen should be kept in formalin fixative within one hour of resection for optimal immunohistochemistry (breast panel) results. The most recent guidelines for ER (estrogen receptor), PR (proges...  Read Full »

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