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Test Name: Electron Microscopy

Test Code(s): HCPATHS

CPT Code(s): 88348

Request Form: Tissue Exam Request Form UWH #33

Days Performed: Mon-Fri.

Turnaround Time: Routine: 1 week.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Tissue

Collection Instructions: Tissue specimen should be placed directly in Glutaraldehyde fixative which may be obtained at UWHC Surgical Pathology Specimen Receiving Room (C7/350).

Collection Container: Preferred: Glutaraldehyde filled vial

Specimen Transport: Transport directly to UWHC Surgical Pathology Specimen Receiving Room (C7/350).

Unacceptable Criteria: Improper or discrepant information


Test includes electron microscopic evaluation of ultrathin sections. Tissue submitted for light microscopy can be considered for electron microscopic evaluation in consultation with the attending pathologist


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