Fetal Examination, Surgical

Sunquest Code:AUTOPSCoPath Code:AUTO
Epic Code:LAB4607Epic Name:Autopsy Exam
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):COPATH  
Order Instructions:Do not order.
Synonyms:Fetal Pathology; Stillborn; Fetal Tissue Exam; Infant Examination
Test Includes:Gross and microscopic exam and diagnosis. Additional studies will be performed when clinically indicated or by special request.
Turnaround Time:1-2 days, additional special studies may delay final report.

Collection Instructions

Container:See Collection Instructions
Collection Instructions:Sterile techniques should be used; placenta should accompany all fetuses. For additional information, refer to intranet policies and procedures. Submit in sterile container or wrappings without fixative. When transport to lab is delayed, sterile saline may be used to avoid drying. Keep refrigerated.

Processing and Shipping

Test Performed at or Referral Lab Anatomic Pathology, UMMC/UMCH West Bank  (Fairview Range - FRMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Use:If possible, establish the mechanism of fetal loss and determine implications for future reproduction care of the postpartum patient. When applicable, confirm or reject antenatal diagnosis of birth defect.

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