Offline Request Forms
To send your request, please follow the steps below
Download and fill in the Request Form and Patient Consent Form
To submit an Oncologica Test Request for your patient, please download the relevant form, complete all required fields, print and include it in the shipping package
MF067 MMR Test Request Form (External) v5
MF044 Patient Consent Form v6
Minfo013 Oncologica Tests Terms and Conditions v5
All samples must be packaged in accordance with the Exempt Patient Specimens standards and labelled ‘NOT RESTRICTED AS PER IATA 18.104.22.168.3.8 EXEMPT HUMAN SPECIMEN’.
-Samples for testing mustbe sent with associated Histopathology reports
-Samples mustbe labelled to match the reports provided
Formalin-fixed paraffin –embedded (FFPE) blocksshould be providedwherever possible. This is the most preferable specimen as it will enable us to perform macro-dissection and/or the re-extraction of DNA/RNA if required.
If blocks are not available, we requirethe following:
- 10 x serial sectionscutat 5 μm, each placed on non-coated microscope slides and unbaked
- 2 x unstained sectionscutat 3 μm placed on coated microscope slides to perform the Immunofocus Test
- 1x unstainedsection cut at3 μm must also be sent for H&E staining so we can assess tumour percentage.
Slides which contain more than one section will notbe accepted.
Specific requirements and recommendations
Please note the following recommendations
If sending curls or unstained slides, please send a 3µm unstained sections for H&E (preferably cut at the same time as the curl or section) to enable us to assess the specimen for tumour area (to enable macro-dissection in the case of unstained slides) or areas of necrosis that may affect the interpretation of results.
If, on the rare occasion that it is not possible to include an H&E slide, it is essential that the Test Request Form includes an indication of the tumour area percentage.
Send the parcel to Oncologica
Send samples to the address indicated below:
We can arrange international shipment for you , call us +44 (0) 1223 785327 or contact us by mail at email@example.com
IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY OR IN SITU HYBRIDISATION REQUESTS
Please send either the paraffin block or sufficient unstained sections to perform the tests requested, including at least one spare slide in case repeat staining is necessary.
3-4µm sections must be placed on adhesive microscope slides and baked for no more than1 hour in a 60oC oven.