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Test Name: Tissue immunofluorescence

Test Code(s): PATHS / HCPATHS

CPT Code(s): 88346

Request Form: Tissue Exam Request Form UWH #33

Days Performed: Mon-Fri.

Turnaround Time: Routine: 1 - 2 days.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Tissue

Collection Container: Preferred: Sterile screw cap container

Specimen Transport: Tissue for immunofluorescent studies from within CSC should be submitted to UWHC Surgical Pathology Specimen Receiving Room (C7/350) FRESH no fixative.
Specimens that require transportation from outlying clinics should be placed in special transport media which can be obtained by calling UWHC Surgical Pathology Specimen Receiving at (608)263-6242.

Unacceptable Criteria: Tissue placed in fixative solution


Interpretation

Tissue immunoflouresence studies vary with the specimen type and clinical diagnosis. The assigned pathologist will determine the appropriate panel of antibodies. Contact UWHC Surgical Pathology (608) 263-8443 to make arrangements to discuss the testing.

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