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Test Name:Pathology tissue exam, placenta
Test Number:12377
Collect:Placental tissue specimen
Minimum Volume:N/A
Alternate Collect:N/A
Container:10% Neutral Buffered Formalin for routine exam
If Cytogenetics testing is requested, the specimen must NOT be placed in formalin
Processing:Submit entire specimen
Alternate Names:APS
Gross & Microscopic
Performing Lab:AHL - Histology; A
Days Set Up:Mo - Fr
Expected TAT:24 - 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays
Ref. Ranges:Interpretive report
Processing Details:
1. After excision, place specimen into a container containing 10% neutral buffered formalin
Note: The specimen should be placed immediately in 10% neutral buffered formalin unless a frozen specimen is needed or cytogenetics testing is requested.
2. Properly label specimen container and completely fill out the request form or answer all Excellian order questions.
Method:Microscopic evaluation
CPT Codes:88307
Supply Connection:Cytology/Histology supplies
Additional Information: Guidelines for Submission of Histology Specimens
Date Created:10/31/2014
Revised Date:09/25/2018