GASTROINTESTINAL (GI) BIOPSY (98305)
(CPT4 Code): 88305 Limited Coverage test - click here for more information
Test Includes: Gross and microscopic examination with diagnosis.
Applies To: Gastrointestinal (GI) biopsies
Lab: Surgical Pathology
Request Form: Surgical Pathology Laboratory Tissue Consultation (Requisition Form 86)
Collection: Gastrointestinal (GI)
Storage Instructions: See Special Instructions FIRST. Biopsies of the GI tract should be submitted in 10% neutral buffered formalin in a labeled with the patient's first and last names, unit history number, and specimen identification.
Causes For Rejection: Insufficient identification, incomplete request form, contaminated container.
Availability: Deliver to Surgical Pathology Laboratory, Room 2.186, John Sealy Annex, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. After hours, specimens may be left in the refrigerator adjacent to the lab that opens to the corridor.
Turnaround Time: Routine-24hrs. STAT: Must be received in Surgical Pathology Laboratory by 12:00 noon for same day turnaround.
Specimen: GI biopsy
Container: Pre-filled containers with 10% neutral buffered formalin are provided by the Surgical Pathology Laboratory, Room 2.186, John Sealy Annex. Also, containers of glutaraldehyde for electron microscopy may also be obtained.
How To Order: Submit GI biopsy specimen with proper form immediately to Surgical Pathology Laboratory, Room 2.186, John Sealy Annex.
Reviewed by Robert Stewart 6/22/12