Biopsies are performed every day all over the country in large quantities for the purpose of testing. According to Mayo Clinic, “A biopsy is a procedure to remove a piece of tissue or a sample of cells from your body so that it can be analyzed in a laboratory. If you’re experiencing certain signs and symptoms or if your doctor has identified an area of concern, you may undergo a biopsy to determine whether you have cancer or some other condition. While imaging tests, such as x-rays, are helpful in detecting masses or areas of abnormality, they alone can’t differentiate cancerous cells from non-cancerous cells. For the majority of cancers, the only way to make a definitive diagnosis is to use a biopsy to collect cells for closer examination.” Tissue biopsy is a critical diagnostic tool and the results gleaned from the biopsy can greatly impact the patient’s life. Often, a biopsy may be collected in a physician’s office or at a hospital but may need to be shipped to a laboratory for testing. When a biopsy needs to be shipped it is critical that great care be taken to ensure safe arrival and accurate results.

Benefits of Micro Q Technologies

  • Active precision heating or cooling
  • Temperature LCD display resolution = 0.1° C
  • Temperature control range 0° C to 42° C
  • Rechargeable battery with integrated power supply
  • Ambient Temperature range -20° C to 50° C
  • Temperature holding duration 24+ hours to 168+ hours
  • Microprocessor controlled heat pump
  • Tamper resistant key switch
  • Temperature control resolution = 0.0625° C


Additional Biopsy Portable Incubators Benefits

There are many different types of biopsies such as bone marrow, endoscopic, needle, skin and surgical. Depending on the type of biopsy taken as well as how it is collected and stored, a biopsy can be shipped at room temperature or frozen. A portable biopsy incubator that is capable of active heating and cooling and can maintain the cold chain and the warm chain provides versatility to accommodate all your biopsy needs. When shipping frozen biopsies, it is important to ensure no thawing occurs as it can gravely damage the sample and can negatively affect results. When life and death is at stake, no mistakes can be made when shipping. During shipping, the device can encounter many potential hazards that could cause problems and even damage the biopsy. There may be a delay in shipping, a package may sit on the loading dock longer than expected and be either warmed up or cooled down. By using a biopsy portable shipping device that is capable of active heating and cooling you will know your biopsy temperature will be maintained at all times, regardless of ambient conditions. The MicroQ iQ shipping device can actively heat and cool and it controlled by a microprocessor so it is incredibly accurate. It is also a very durable and lightweight shipping device which makes it very easy to ship with such companies as Fed Ex and UPS. Because it can heat or cool and is reusable it will accommodate any biopsy you need to send, regardless of the individual biopsy temperature needs. Simply ship, recharge and ship again. The MicroQ iQ shipping device is the ideal shipping device to use when shipping biopsies.