Location and Contact Number
The Gross Room is located on the 2nd floor of John Sealy Annex, Room 2.186, and is directly across the hall from the 25 Operating Rooms of John Sealy Hospital.
Phone: (409) 772-2855.
Gross Room Staff
Pathologist Assistant: Paul Xue
Medical Technician II: Mushtaque Husain
Gross Room Facilities
- Frozen section station with 2 Thermo Shandon cryostats a double-head sign-out microscope with an overhead video monitor.
- Frozen section sign-out station at our double-headed microscope and overhead video monitor (not in photo).
- Five grossing bays are available for cutting of gross tissues, each equipped with a dictation system.
- Gross photography is performed with a stand-mounted Canon PowerShot G7 digital camera hardwired to a Canon i900 Photo Printer.
Routine Surgical Pathology cases are stratified into categories of biopsy and surgical resection for purposes of sign-out. Generally then, for biopsies and surgical cases, a team of one Surgical Pathology Faculty, one Surgical Pathology Fellow and one Resident will assume responsibility for daily microscopic evaluation and sign-out.
Within the spacious sign-out rooms and with utilization of a 10-head teaching microscope, along with several multi-head assessment and sign-out microscopes, Residents and Fellows have ample equipment and facilities for managing the wide variety of general and subspecialty cases. For conference presentations, the 10-head teaching microscope may be directed to a larger audience with use of a high-definition video camera output to a high-definition LCD monitor.
Surgical Pathology Specimens are to be submitted along with a completed Surgical Pathology Laboratory Tissue Consultation (Requisition Form 86). Except as appropriate, specimens should be submitted in 10% neutral buffered formalin in a plastic container labeled with the patient's first and last names, unit history number and specimen identification. Deliver to Surgical Pathology Laboratory, Room 2.186, John Sealy Annex, 7:30 AM to 4 PM. After hours, specimens may be left in the refrigerator adjacent to the Surgical Pathology Laboratory that opens to the OR corridor. Surgical Pathology Personnel will pick up specimens twice per day in outpatient clinics Monday through Friday.
Note: Request form must include ICD-9 code, physician's name, ID code, signature, clinical history and diagnosis.
Note: Pre-filled containers with 10% neutral buffered formalin are provided by Surgical Pathology Laboratory, Room 2.186, John Sealy Annex.
For specimen specific details for proper handling and submission, please refer to the UTMB Laboratory Survival Guide - Anatomic Path Procedures.