Neuromuscular FISH - Cancel and reorder as LSMISC LG6685

Sunquest Code:NMFISH  
Epic Code:LAB8057Epic Name:Neuromuscular FISH
Order Instructions:U of MN Neuromuscular lab temporarily closed. Send to HCMC. See Neuromuscular/EM Specimen to HCMC LG6685.
CPT Code:88365, 88364
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboraotry Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2 weeks.
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U of MN Neuromuscular Lab

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 pieces or tissue, 1 cm by 0.5 cm
Collection Instructions:Wrap both pieces of fresh muscle in saline-moistened gauze (squeeze out excess) and place in a fresh specimen cup. Attach patient label to specimen cup. On label, document what muscle was excised and time sample was placed in container, and attach to cup.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Do not store.
Shipping Instructions:Specimen must arrive at the U of MN Neuromuscular Lab within 1 hour of collection and before 2:00 pm. No exceptions. Transport specimen in a biohazard marked Styrofoam conainer containing wet ice.
If using a courier. Call Neuromuscular Lab at least 24 hours before proposed procedure at 612-626-4703 or page 612-899-5510 BEFORE scheduling or shipping anything. This allow questions to be answered and ensures staff availability to accept the specimen. If unable to reach the lab, please page Dr. Karachunski at 612-899-7635.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (U of MN Neuromuscular Pathology Lab)


Reference Range:By report.

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