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Test Name: Surgical Pathology Consult


CPT Code(s): 88321

Turnaround Time: Routine: 5 - 7 working days.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Slides and/or paraffin-embedded blocks

Collection Instructions: Slides or paraffin-embedded blocks should be placed in a suitable transport container.  Outside pathology report must be included with slides/paraffin-embedded blocks.

Requests must include patient name, date of birth, medical record number (for internal customers), referring physician, and referring institution.  A letter requesting the review should accompany any request from a physician outside UW Health.

Sample Analyzed: Tissue

Specimen Transport: Within UWHC use pneumatic tube station 300 or hand deliver to UWHC Surgical Pathology Reception (VA, DB1-212).

Outreach Specimen Transport: Slides/paraffin-embedded blocks and pathology report should be mailed in a padded envelope.  Send via Federal Express to:
Surgical Pathology Lab
Mail Code 2472
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792.


Test Limitations:

Normal laboratory hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm.

outside slide review, slide consult, 2nd opinion, second opinion, second review, review/consult, overread

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