KIDNEY BIOPSY (98305)
Synonyms: Renal biopsy
CPT4 Code: 88305 Limited Coverage test - click here for more information
Test Includes: Gross and microscopic examination with diagnosis; light, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopy of kidney
Applies To: Needle biopsy of kidney
Lab: Surgical Pathology
Request Form: Surgical Pathology Laboratory Tissue Consultation (Requisition form 86)
Collection: Needle biopsy of kidney
Storage Instructions: Needle biopsy of kidney is placed in tissue transport medium composed of Culture Medium 199 and fetal calf serum which is available in the Surgical Pathology Gross Room, Room 2.186 John Sealy Annex, ext 22855. Specimen should be labeled with patients first and last names and unit history number and be delivered immediately toSurgical Pathology Laboratory, Room 2.186, John Sealy Annex.Short term storage at 4C, if necessary. DO NOT FREEZE. Do NOT place in formalin.
Causes for Rejection: Specimen placed in formalin or other fixative, sample not stored appropriately, insufficient identification, incomplete request form
Availability: The Renal Pathologist on call MUST be contacted when kidney biopsy is pending. Deliver to theSurgical Pathology Laboratory, Room 2.186, John Sealy Annex, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. Also available after hours, on weekends and holidays by renal pathologist on call.
Turnaround Time: Transplant: one day; Routine: 3 days
Specimen: Needle biopsy of kidney
Container: Vial with tissue transport medium composed of Culture Medium 199 and fetal calf serum obtained from Surgical Pathology Gross Room, Rm. 2/186, John Sealy Annex, Contact ext. 22855..
How to Order: Submit specimen with patient's chart and proper forms immediately toSurgical Pathology Laboratory, Room 2.186, John Sealy Annex. Contact Renal Pathologist on-call.
Reviewed by Robert Stewart 6/22/12