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All tissues listed below should be preserved in 10%
buffered formalin (one part by volume of tissues to 10
parts by volume of fixative). Tissue-samples should not be
thicker than 0.5 cm. A sample of all lesions seen and of all
listed tissues should be included.
Salivary glands
Oral and pharyngeal mucosae
Tongue (cut across tip)
Lungs (specimens from several lobes)
Thyroid and parathyroid glands
All major lymph nodes (sectioned to one-cm cube)
Heart (sections from auricles, ventricles and valves)
Liver (3 representative specimens and duct)
Spleen (representative cross section with capsule)
Oesophagus (representative section - 3 cm)
Stomach (several specimens from all areas)
Intestines (3 cm representative specimen from each region)
Omentum (specimen of 3 cm)
Adrenal glands (if possible whole incised or cut in half)
Kidney (one- cm cube cortex and medulla of each kidney]
Urinary bladder (ureters, urethra, cross section of bladder
mucosa; 3-cm sections of ureters and urethra)
Uterus and Ovaries (if possible complete with ovaries,
incise horns to
allow entry of fixatives) being too big representative
samples of cervix. uterine wall and ovaries cut transversely
Testes (0.5 cm cube section of each with capsule)
Epididymis (representative sample)
Prostrate gland (representative one- cm cube)
Eyes (whole eye, incise sclera to allow entry of fixative)
Brain (cut in half and part preserved in formalin and the
other preserved
for virology and toxicology)
Spinal cord (sections from cervical, thoracic and lumbar)
Diaphragm and skeletal muscles (representative samples)
Bones (sections sawn)
Skin (sections of abdomen, lip and ear pinna)
Neonates (umbilical stump and surrounding tissue)

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