Pathology Handbook

Renal biopsy

Request Form 

Request using ICE only  if medical renal disease (principally glomerulonephritis) is suspected.

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


On request

Specimen transport

Specimens are dispatched to the Royal London for diagnosis; scheduled transport on Mon/Wed/Fri. Please be aware that the cost of non-scheduled dispatch of these specimens must be met by the requesting department.


Renal core tissue


The Cellular Pathology department provides pre-filled containers of 60mls which are half filled with fixative. 

Turnaround times

20 days