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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


Interpretation

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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