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Pathology Specimens

Important Note

Off-site Collection:  If sending tissue for flow cytometry/cytogenetics malignancy workup, ordering physicians must contact pathologist on call before sending all samples (206) 987-2000.  See REQUISITIONS header on left and complete and include Bone Marrow/Malignancy (Off-site collection)- Flow, Morphology, Cytogenetics requisition

Clinical System Name

Surgical Pathology Final Report

Synonyms

biopsy

Description

Gross and microscopic analysis of any tissue removed from a patient.

Sample Requirements

Specimen:  Tissue

Container(s):  See Comments

Preferred Vol:  n/a

Minimum Vol:  n/a

 

Note:  Fresh tissue (no fixative) must be delivered immediately to 8th floor lab CPA or Histology (OC.8.901) and given to someone's personal charge; identify it as a fresh specimen.  Notify Histology before bringing any stat specimens to the Lab.  For other specimens or frozen sections, see individual listings. Formalin fixed tissue may be delivered to the 8th floor lab CPA at any time.

For overnight processing, specimen must be in Histology lab and formalin fixed by 1700; slides will be prepared and reviewed the following morning. Specific handling instructions may be obtained from Histology at (206) 987-2580.  For additional information Pathology (206) 987-2103 or page the Pathologist on call (206) 987-2131.  

 

A completed surgical pathology request form including hospital number, name, date of birth, date of procedure, pre-op diagnosis, clinical history, ordering physician, and any other pertinent information must be submitted with the specimen.

 

After 1700, deliver specimens to the 8th floor lab CPA; notify CPA if it is a fresh specimen or a frozen section.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: NA

Spin:  N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location:

Notes:  Notify Histology immediately when specimen arrives in Lab.  Contact on-call pathologist if Histology is unavailable.

 

Off-site collectionIf not a Seattle Children's location, please call Histology for instructions and availability (206) 987-2580.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Tissue Room temp 15 min
  Refrigerated 30 min
  Frozen N

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
  M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1-2 days

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Pathology/Histology

Phone Number: (206) 987-2580; for results inquiries call (206) 987-2103.

 

 

Methodology

Method: Varies

Analytical Volume: na

CPT Codes

CPT codes will vary depending on tests performed.  Call Client Services for more information (206) 987-2617.

Requisition

Surgical pathology requisition required.

 

Off-site Collection: If sending tissue for flow cytometry/cytogenetics malignancy workup, see REQUISITIONS header on left and complete and include Bone Marrow/Malignancy (Off-site collection)- Flow, Morphology, Cytogenetics requisition.