TISSUE CONSULT SLIDES ()
: Surgical Pathology
: Consult, Second opinion, Referral
: Material Received and Diagnosis
: Microscopic interpretation. Special stains or procedures may be required at request of Pathologist that will be billed in addition to the consult.
: Prepared slides
: Room temperature
: Slides are stable Indefinitely. Protect against breakage
Reasons for Rejection
: 1) Incorrect or incomplete patient identification. Label both the test requisition and container with 2 patient identifiers. 2) Slide broken beyond repair
: Monday - Friday
: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
: 2 working days from accession date if not complex. May be longer if complex.
: Significant or unusual findings are communicated
: Complete VPLS Test Requisition. Package slides in durable slide holder and padded envelope to protect from breaking. Include requisition and copy of report, as well as pertinent clinical data and billing information
Search Options for the Test Directory:
1. Enter the test name in the Keyword search field.
Hint: You can also enter any part of the test name to expand the search.
(Example: you can type "west" or "sed" or "rate" to find Westergren Sedimentation Rate)
2. Enter the Vanderbilt Test Code, if known.
3. Choose one of the letter boxes to display a list of all test names and keywords starting with that letter.
If you are unable to find a test in our directory, please contact VPLS at
1-800-551-5227 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.