Eye Tissue Examination, Basic, Consultation

Sunquest Code:COPATH  
Order Instructions:Do not order.
Synonyms:Consult, Eye Tissue Basic
CPT Code:88307, 88313
Test Includes:Routine processing and PAS stain, demineralization and photographs when necessary. Additional charges will result when special stains, immunohistochemistry or other procedures are indicated.
Turnaround Time:Processed and performed Tue and Fri, 0800-1400; results reported within 4-6 days.
Special Instructions:Provide clinical history, surgical findings and exact anatomic site of each specimen submitted on request form. Label specimen container with patient name, identification number and specimen site.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Cornea, conjunctiva, eyelid, iris, trabecular or orbit biopsies
Collection Instructions:Submit intact specimen in 10% neutral buffered formalin. The volume of fixative should be at least ten times the volume of the tissue specimen.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Mayo)


Reference Range:Interpretive report, including prognostic and therapeutic recommendations when indicated.
Use:Histologic diagnosis of benign, malignant, or infectious processes.

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