Clinical Services : Division of Anatomic Pathology

The Fat Pad Kit

  • The Fat Pad Kit:
    • one aspiration syringe with needles
    • 8 blank glass slides
    • one vial with glutareldheyde for ultrastructural analysis
    • one requisition form (for patient’s demographic, billing information, referring physician information with contact)
    • one instruction form
    • one pre-paid FedEx mailer
  • The Fat Pad work-up includes:
    • Light microscopy: Congo red and crystal violet
    • Immunofluorescence: thyoflavin, Amyloid p-comoponent, AA, TTR and kappa and lambda light chains.
    • Electron microscopy
    • Clinico-pathologic discussion of the case with referring physician to be of assistance in making appropriate next step in the diagnostic process, when appropriate.