TISSUE CONSULT PREPARATION REQUIRED ()
: Surgical Pathology
: Consult, Second opinion, Referral
: Material Received and Diagnosis
: 88323 Possible 88311-88313 88342
: Histological preparation and microscopy. Special stains or procedures may be required at request of Pathologist that will be billed in addition to the consult.
: Prepared slides and block or unstained slides for additional stains
: Room temperature
: Slides are stable indefinitely. Protect against breakage Paraffin Block is temperature sensitive and may need to be submitted on ice in hot weather
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 if no additional slide preparation needed. May be longer if complex requiring additional stains/ancillary testing.
: Significant or unusual findings are communicated
: Complete VPLS Test Requisition.Package slides in durable slide holder and place with any blocks in 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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