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 in a consultation transport kit (ARUP supply #53462) available on eSupply using ARUP ConnectTM or contact ARUP Client Services at (800)522-2787.
Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.
Specimens submitted with non-representative tissue type. Depleted specimens.
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.
Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable
Refer to report.
Varies by Report
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.
88321or 88323 or 88325, if ancillary testing is performed, additional CPT codes and charges may apply
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- Surgical Pathology