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TISSUE CONSULT SLIDES ()

Department: Surgical Pathology
Test Synonym(s): Consult, Second opinion, Referral
Test Components: Material Received and Diagnosis
CPT Codes: 88321
Methodology: Microscopic interpretation
Specimen: Prepared slides
Temperature: Room temperature
Stability: 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
Days Performed: Monday - Friday
Times Performed: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
TAT: 48 hr from accession date if non complex. May be longer if complicated
Significance: Significant or unusual findings are communicated
Special Instructions: 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

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