To provide directions for the proper collection of Bone – calcified soft tissue for pathology review.


• Sterile container with 10% Neutral buffered formalin


The Specimen must be submitted in ten percent neutral buffered formalin. Formalin containers must have a formalin hazard label on the outside of the container. The amount of formalin should be fifteen to twenty times the volume of the specimen.


Please see requisition form instructions for complete information. Complete test requisition including last and first name of patient, patient’s date of birth and social security number, body site and source of specimen collected. Label specimen container (using the labels provided on the requisition) with patient’s first and last name, and body therapy, drugs, etc. Place container in a specimen bag with a biohazard label. Place the requisition in the side pocket of the specimen bag.



Minimum Volume: 0.1 X 0.1 X 0.1 cm

Store above freezing in 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin.