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Consultation, Neuropathology
2013262
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
NP CONSULT
Methodology
Microscopy
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
Varies
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Tissue. 
Specimen Preparation
Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin is preferred) and paraffin embed specimen. Protect paraffin block and/or slides from excessive heat. Transport all case material to include stained slides, paraffin blocks and surgical pathology report. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens submitted with non-representative tissue type. Depleted specimens. 
Remarks
Submit electronic request. If you do not have electronic ordering capability, use an ARUP Anatomic Pathology Form (#32960) with an ARUP client number. For additional technical details, contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. 
Stability
Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

Note
Appropriate stains and other ancillary testing may be performed and charged separately. Tests requested by the referring physician (eg immunostains, molecular studies, etc.) may not be performed if they are deemed to be unnecessary by the reviewing ARUP pathologist. For all pathology consultations, ancillary testing is ordered at the discretion of the ARUP pathologist.
CPT Code(s)
88321or 88323 or 88325, if ancillary testing is performed, additional CPT codes and charges may apply
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
8070000Submitting Physician
8070010Clinical History
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Aliases
  • Surgical Pathology