Liver Biopsy Pathology

Abbrev Code:Surg Path Ex   
Order Code:LAB4613Order Name:Surgical Pathology Exam
Synonyms:Pathology, Liver Biopsy; Surgical Pathology, Liver Biopsy
Methodology:Preparation, staining and evaluation by light microscopy
CPT Codes: 88307 x1, 88307-26 x1
Test Includes:Processing, routine staining and microscopic examination. Special stains or immunohistochemical markers will be added when indicated at an additional charge.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri 0800-1600, same day RUSH processing when specimen received in lab by 12:00 (available only at UMMC). On weekends and holidays, contact the fellow/resident on call through the page operator at UMMC (Search: Surgical Pathology Primary On Call UMMC); other sites call the laboratory.
Special Instructions:Provide clinical information, including liver function and transplant history, on request form.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Liver tissue
Container:See Collection Instructions
Collection Instructions:
Place specimen in fixative immediately upon removal from the patient.
  • 10% formalin
  • If electron microscopy is requested, place a second specimen in glutaraldehyde (2.5%) fixative available from the laboratory.
  • For special studies, e.g., enzyme histochemistry, immunochemistry, tissue culture or biochemical determination, contact the Pathologist On Call in Surgical Pathology to determine the appropriate technique and fixative for the procedure.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Anatomic Pathology, West Bank  (Lakes, Northland, Ridges, Southdale, UMMC East Bank, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Reference Range:Interpretive report.

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