Intraoperative Consultation/Frozen Section


Sunquest Code:SRGPTHCoPath Code:PATH
Epic Code:LAB4613Epic Name:Pathology Exam
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):COPATH  
Order Instructions:Do not order.
Synonyms:Frozen Section; FS; Gross Exam with Immediate Diagnosis
CPT Code:88331, 88329, 88331-26, 88332, 88332-26
Test Includes:Gross with or without frozen section. Microscopic with immediate diagnosis, followed by routine surgical path report.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri, 0800-1700; turnaround time is approximately 20 minutes; final report 1-2 days. For performance after hours, contact the fellow/resident through the hospital page operator at UMMC; other sites call the laboratory.
Special Instructions:

Provide clinical findings, history and clinical diagnosis on request form. On evenings and weekends contact Surgical Pathologist on-call through the hospital page operator.

 



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Fresh tissue with no fixatives added
Collection Instructions:Label specimen container with patient identification and body site.
Causes for Rejection:Specimen submitted in fixative.


Processing and Shipping

Test Performed at or Referral Lab Anatomic Pathology, UMMC/UMCH West Bank  (UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Interpretive report.
Use:Provisional histopathologic findings or diagnosis.


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