Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
SP CONSULT
Methodology

Microscopy

Performed

Mon-Fri

Reported

Varies

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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 in a consultation transport kit (ARUP supply #53462) available on eSupply using ARUP ConnectTM or contact ARUP Client Services at (800)522-2787.

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.

Compliance Category

Varies by 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.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

88321 or 88323 or 88325, if ancillary testing is performed, additional CPT codes and charges may apply

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
8070000 Submitting Physician
8070010 Clinical History
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Aliases
Consultation, Surgical Pathology