Frozen Section Services

Frozen sections are undertaken after discussion with a consultant histopathologist. Contact the Histopathologists on 01923 233299.

Requests for frozen section should be booked 4-5 days in advance. However, we may be able to assist you with ultra-urgent requests for frozen section such as may occur as a result of an unexpected intraoperative finding.


Handling Specimens For Frozen Section

Fresh specimens for frozen section must be sent directly to the frozen section station without delay in a dry container. Do NOT add any formalin.

The telephone number of the theatre should be noted on the request form so that the histopathologist can discuss the frozen section findings with the consultant surgeon as soon as the result is available.

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