Pathology Handbook


Request Form 

Request using ICE

If ICE is unavailable then you may download, print and complete a manual Histopathology request form


Please telephone the department in advance to request a dichromate based fixative if a phaeochromocytoma is suspected.  If possible, please give 24hrs notice (ext 6630)

Specimen Transport

The dry sample should be sent to the laboratory as soon as possible for examination


Dry specimen


Plain container

Turnaround times

Reports of routine cases are normally issued within 5 working days of receipt.  Reports on large specimens, or those requiring further work, are issued within 14 working days following receipt of the specimen, depending on the complexity of the case.