TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: HIGA    
Heavy-Light Chain IgA Kappa/IgA Lambda, Immunofluorescence

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

For the initial immunofluorescence (IF) stain performed, the appropriate bill-only test ID will be added and charged (IFPCI). For each additional IF stain performed, an additional bill-only test ID will be added and charged (IFPCA).

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Special

Ordering Guidance

If additional interpretation/analysis is needed, request PATHC / Pathology Consultation along with this test and send the corresponding renal pathology light microscopy and immunofluorescence (IF) slides (or IF images on a CD), electron microscopy images (prints or CD), and the pathology report.

Shipping Instructions

1. Advise shipping specimens in Styrofoam transportation coolers to avoid extreme hot or cold temperatures to ensure specimens are received at required specimen stability temperature.

2. Attach the green pathology address label included in the kit to the outside of the transport container.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Preferred: Frozen tissue

Supplies: Renal Biopsy Kit (T231)

Specimen Type: Kidney tissue

Container/Tube: Renal Biopsy Kit, Zeus/Michel's

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions: Collect specimens according to the instructions in Renal Biopsy Procedure for Handling Tissue for Light Microscopy (LM), Immunofluorescent Histology (IF), and Electron Microscopy (EM) in Special Instructions.

Additional Information: If standard immunoglobulin and complement immunofluorescence has already been performed, submit the residual frozen tissue (must contain glomeruli) on dry ice.

 

Acceptable: Tissue slides

Collection Instructions: Submit 2 frozen tissue unstained positively charged glass slides (25- x 75- x 1-mm) per test ordered; sections 4-microns thick. Ship on dry ice.

Forms

Renal Biopsy Patient Information in Special Instructions

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

  All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SpecialFrozen (preferred)
 Ambient 
 Refrigerated