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Test Name: Dermatopathology

Test Code(s): PATHD / HCPATHD

CPT Code(s): 88304, 88305, 88312, 88313, 88342

Request Form: UWHC Dermatopathology Specimen Exam Request

Days Performed: Mon-Fri, 0700-1900.

Turnaround Time: Routine: 1 - 2 days.


Specimen Requirements

Collection Container: Preferred: Sterile screw cap container with 10% buffered formalin (10:1 ratio, formalin to tissue)

Specimen Processing: Biopsy specimens (biopsy types Shave, Punch, Ellipse, Fragment, Excision for Slow Mohs, Mohs Layer/Flat) should be placed in a screw cap container with 10% buffered formalin (10:1 ratio, formalin to tissue).  Specimen should be accompanied by a completed UWHC Dermatopathology Specimen Exam form and/or a Health Link Workstation order.  Submit all tissue to the laboratory by 7pm Monday through Thursday, or 5pm on Friday.

Specimen Transport: Deliver to UWHC Dermatopathology Lab (West Clinic, 451 Junction Road, Room G181- Madison WI, 53717).


Interpretation

Tissue specimens must arrive in UWHC Dermatopathology Lab by 7pm Monday through Thursday, or 5pm Friday, to be prepared for interpretation the following business day.

Test Limitations:

Specimens requiring special stains or immunohistochemical staining will have an increased turnaround time.

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