Pathology Handbook

Testicular biopsies

Request Form 

Request using the ICE system.

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


Please telephone the department in advance to request Boiuns fixative for this specimen type. If possible, please give 24hrs notice (ext 6630)

Specimen Transport

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


Please send in Bouins fixative


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.