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Tissue, Fresh, Histo/Path

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

Fresh Tissue

Description

Gross and microscopic analysis of any tissue removed from a patient.  Tissue should be sent fresh (without fixative) when it requires microbiology, frozen section, immunofluorescent, cytogenetic or flow cytometric analysis; samples used for research or tissue culture should also be sent fresh.

Sample Requirements

Specimen:  Tissue

Container(s):  Saline-moistened gauze or telfa in sterile specimen container

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.  Specific handling instructions may be obtained from Histology at (206) 987-2580.

 

A completed surgical pathology requisition 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. 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: N/A

Spin:  N

Aliquot:  N

Temp: RT

Note:  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 30 min
  Refrigerated varies
  Frozen N

 

Availability

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

 

For requests outside stated availability, contact Histology Lab (206) 987-2580.

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:  n/a

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.