Gross and Microscopic Exam, Frozen Section

Last Modified: 3/3/2021 10:24:40 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes: Please contact PHL Client Response at 266-1500 (Option 2) to request a Stat courier pick up

Cover specimen with damp saline covered gauze
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: Fresh Tissue/Object removed from patient 
Collection Instructions: All surgical specimens must be labeled with the Patient's Name, Idendification Number,Physician, and source of specimen

Tissue/Object, Site/Source must be written on the container and requisition.

Send Specimen Fresh do not send on formalin
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: Ambient
Reference Range: Refer to Interpretive Pathology Report, Level testing and/or combination Level testing completed will be determined by source and diagnosis
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Rapid H&E Stain will be completed and verbal results will be given; the rest of the specimen will then be processed for the final interpretation

If additional reflex testing is needed turn around time will be delayed
Methodology: Formalin fix parafin embeded tissue
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 15 minutes for Frozen - Final 48 to 72 hours
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Dekalb, Parkview Hospital Randallia, Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: PS
EPIC Test Code: LAB2491
Included Tests:

Frozen Section Single Specimen; Frozen Section Additional Specimen; Level II; Level III; Level IV; Level V; Level VI

CPT Coding: 88302, 88304, 88305, 88307, 88309, 88331 first frozen, 88332 each additional frozen

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