Tissue specimens must arrive in UWHC Surgical Pathology Specimen Receiving Room (C7/350) by 3:30 pm, Monday through Thursday only, to be prepared for interpretation the following day. Some specimens, due to their size or special processing requirements, require longer turnaround times.
Tissue received on Friday will routinely be prepared for interpretation on the next working day (usually Monday).
Situations may exist that would require results prior to the routine turnaround time. The attending physician should consult with the on-duty Surgical Pathologist to evaluate the circumstances and make arrangements for non-routine processing.