Comprehensive Heart Biopsy Workup
New York DOH Approval Status
Four transplant heart biopsies OR five native heart biopsies. Obtain Renal/Heart Biopsy Collection Kit prior to collection procedure (ARUP supply #40460) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
Special fixatives are required; collection instructions are provided with the kit. Transplant has three biopsies placed in 10 percent formalin and one biopsy placed in Zeus fixative. Native has three biopsies placed in 10 percent formalin, one placed in Zeus fixative, and one placed in glutaraldehyde.
Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.
Specimens submitted with non-representative tissue type.
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. Submit clinical history.
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
Refer to report.
Varies by Report
Detailed collection instructions are available in the Renal/Heart Biopsy Collection Kit (#40460) or can be requested by contacting ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Use of a different collection kit could result in suboptimal biopsy fixation and delays in diagnosis. All vials must be labeled with the patient's full name and unique identifier. Avoid drying of specimens; make sure the specimens are completely submerged into the fixative and not caught on vial sides or in the threads of the cap. Testing is ordered at the discretion of the ARUP pathologist; charges vary by individual patient.
CPT codes vary by individual patient
|Component Test Code*
|Component Chart Name
- Cardiac Biopsy
- Heart Biopsy