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Test Name: Tissue Hematopathology

Test Code(s): PATHS / HCPATHS

CPT Code(s): 88305

Request Form: Tissue Exam Request Form UWH #33

Days Performed: Mon-Fri.

Turnaround Time: Routine: 2 - 3 working days.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Tissue

Collection Container: Preferred: Sterile screw cap container

Specimen Processing: Specimens should be placed fresh (no fixative) in a sterile screw top container

Specimen Transport: Within UWHC pneumatic tube station 832 or hand delivered to UWHC Specimen Receiving (C7/350)

Outreach Specimen Transport: Tissue needs to be placed on saline-saturated gauze in the bottom of a suitable-sized sterile specimen container.


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.


Additional Information:

Normal laboratory hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. Outside normal hours, the Surgical Pathology resident-on-call should be contacted. The call list is available in the OR call schedule book, the UWHC message center (608) 262-2122, or online at the UConnect Web Paging link.

Fresh Tissue

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