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Liver, Explanted at time of Transplant, Histo/Path

Clinical System Name

Surgical Pathology Final Report


liver transplant

native liver

recipient liver

liver explant


An abnormal liver removed at the time of transplantation undergoes gross and microscopic assessment using routine and possibly ancillary techniques, to understand the disease process.

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Tissue

Container(s):  see notes

Preferred Vol:  n/a

Minimum Vol:  n/a


Note:  Notify Histology (206) 987-2580 prior to removal from patient.  Weekends/Evenings: page on-call pathologist (206) 987-2131.  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.

Liver explants should be received in a labeled size-appropriate specimen container which is within a red biohazard plastic bag.  Clinical history MUST accompany specimen to ensure proper handling. 


After 1700 or on weekends, please contact the pathologist on call (206) 987-2131 for specific handling instructions.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: NA

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 collectionNot applicable


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



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


Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory  


Department:  Histology

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




Method: Varies; routine formalin fixation with paraffin embedding and standard sectioning.

Analytical Volume:  n/a

CPT Codes

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


Surgical pathology requisition required.