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Test Code PA-TISSUE SURGICAL PATHOLOGY SPECIMEN

Important Note

For outside clients submit a manual order.
This test is subject to reflex testing, see Laboratory Reflex Testing Policy, you have the option to decline reflex testing if you believe it is not medically necessary.

Special Tests and Procedures in Surgical Pathology

Certain procedures require special tests and need to be closely coordinated with the Surgical Pathology Laboratory.  These procedures include: open lung biopsies, needle biopsies, kidney biopsies, and any tissue requiring electron microscopy studies, enzyme histochemistry, touch imprints, or frozen sections and specimens that need to be expedited. The techniques for handling these specimens vary depending on the type of information desired by the attending physician. The Surgical Pathology Laboratory should be notified prior to these procedures so that the tissue is processed properly.  Call (802)847-9445 to alert personnel to special procedures.  During regular working hours deliver the saline-soaked, gauze-wrapped specimen to Laboratory Specimen Receiving.  After 5 pm or on weekends or holidays, page the pathology resident on-call at 121-9585 or call Provider Access Service, (802)847-2700.

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Access ID

PA-TISSUE

LAB12 N/A

 

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Formalin 10% Neutral Buffered GI tissue Ambient N/A N/A N/A
Formalin 10% Neutral Buffered Tissue Ambient N/A N/A N/A

One part tissue to 10-15 parts formalin. Fresh Samples must be sent on ice in a sterile container.

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Monday – Friday /Greater than 50% of routine Surgical Pathology specimens are completed within (2) working days/ Available STAT (Clearly mark the container and the requisition as STAT and contact the lab at 847-9445 or 847-5121 to let us know a stat sample is on the way)

Method

Paraffin Embedded Tissue Sections

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
Surgical Tissue Level I 88300
Surgical Tissue Level II 88302
Surgical Tissue Level III 88304
Surgical Tissue Level IV 88305
Surgical Tissue Level V 88307
Surgical Tissue Level VI 88309

 

Section

Pathology

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes

LOINC Code Information

N/A