Tissue is often requested for inclusion in a clinical trial, or for the correlative science associated with a clinical trial. This tissue is often requested in IRB/HIC approved protocols with specific requirements for FFPE tissue sections or tissue blocks. It is the policy of our department to retain all tissue blocks. However, in order to promote and facilitate research our CTTS section of YPTS offers to recut slides, at thickness requested or provide a 4mm tissue core, re-embedded into a labeled tissue block.
For each request, a standard form must be completed by the requesting investigator. The form (download from policies, forms and links bullet on left) contains ordering and shipping information and charging instructions. The form also may establish a “standing order” but must be established as a standard operating procedure approved and signed by requesting investigator and the Technical and Medical directors or the CTTS.