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CONSULT DURING SURGERY, without frozen section (93829)
Test Mnemonic:
Specimen Requirements:

Contact the Surgical Pathology Gross Room, 2.186 John Sealy Annex at 409-772-2855.

Test Included:

Gross examination only and diagnosis.


Intra-operative consultation, or consultation for gross examination only, while patient is still in surgery.

Causes for Rejection:

Specimens must be submitted electronically through Beaker.  Insufficient identification, incomplete information, fixative added to sample, contaminated container.

Reference Range:
Turnaround Time:

Availability: Contact Surgical Pathology at 409-772-2855 Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Also, after hours, weekends and holidays page the on-call pathologist.

CPT 4 Code:


When ordering tests for which Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement will be sought, physicians should only order tests that are medically necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Components of the organ or disease panels may be ordered individually. The diagnostic information must substantiate all tests ordered and must be in the form of an ICD-10 code or its verbal equivalent.
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