Frozen Sections (last updated 31 Oct 2011)
By prior arrangement a frozen section service is operated from Maidstone, supporting operations at Maidstone and Kent & Sussex hospitals.
Urgent: Frozen section sample,
- For Maidstone theatres the department is accessed by going to microbiology reception (next door to pharmacy on ground floor of EEMU corridor).
- For theatres on other sites the Department can be accessed directly via the pharmacy/microbiology/cellular pathology loading bay (see site plan). Cellular Pathology is on the left of the bay as you enter it.
In all cases the sample must be handed to a member of laboratory staff and informed that it is an urgent frozen section. Under no circumstances should these samples be simply placed in sample in-trays.