Histology Specimen Collection and Transport


Mercy Clinical Lab (MCL) provides containers to our clients for the transport of surgical specimens to the lab. 

The containers available to clients include:

  1. Screw-top containers containing formalin – 20, 40, 60, and 120 ml.
  2. Empty clear plastic containers with lids.  64 and 128 oz.

Label containers with patient information and make sure that screw caps are securely closed and the white lids are securely attached to the containers.

Store at room temperature and transport to lab within 72 hours.

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Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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