CPT4 Code: 88300-88309
Test Includes: Gross and microscopic examination and/or diagnosis.
Applies To: Large specimens surgically removed for treatment, repair purposes, or identification.
Lab: Surgical Pathology
Request Form: Surgical Pathology Laboratory Tissue Consultation Requisition Form 86
Collection: Surgical excision
Storage Instructions: See Special Instructions FIRST. Submit tissue in a container labeled with the patient's first and last names, unit history number, and specimen identification. Refrigeration recommended.
Causes For Rejection: Insufficient identification, incomplete request form (pink sheet), contaminated container
Availability: Deliver to Surgical Pathology Laboratory refrigerator that opens to the corridor, adjacent to room 2.186 John Sealy Annex.
Turnaround Time: Routine: 3 days; exception - specimens containing bone and those requiring special procedures
Special Instructions: Specimens which must be submitted FRESH to ensure proper processing:
Container: If submitted by surgery: Container of sufficient size to support the tissue. If submitted from clinics: 4 oz containers, pre-filled with 10% formalin, may be obtained from Surgical Pathology laboratory, Room 2.186, John Sealy Annex.
How To Order: Submit specimen with proper form to Surgical Pathology Laboratory, Room 2.186, John Sealy Annex.
Reviewed Robert Stewart 6/22/12