Lymph Node Biopsy

Sunquest Code:SRGPTHCoPath Code:PATH
Epic Code:LAB4613Epic Name:Pathology Exam
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):COPATH  
Order Instructions:Do not order.
Test Includes:Light microscopic evaluation; imprints, immunophenotyping, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, etc, may be ordered by the pathologist when indicated and performed by the appropriate laboratory at additional charge.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri, 0800-1700; final results are reported within 1-2 days. After hours: UMMC contact fellow/resident on call thru hospital page operator, FSH call 952-924-5140, FRH call 952-892-2085, FLMC call 651-982-7220, FNMC call 763-389-6390
Special Instructions:Provide clinical history and exact location, duration and description of lesion on request form. Imprint smears, immunophenotyping or other procedures requiring fresh tissue will be ordered by pathologist.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Fresh lymph node tissue
Optimal Volume:1cm x 1cm x 1cm tissue
Minimum\Peds Volume:1cm x 1cm x 0.5 cm tissue
Container:Container, Tissue, sterile
Collection Instructions:

Submit whole intact lymph node with capsule in sterile container; deliver to Surgical Pathology immediately. Surgical Pathology personnel will prepare imprints and submit tissue for other procedures, then fix lymph node in 10% neutral buffered formalin.


Causes for Rejection:Desiccated specimen; specimen submitted in formalin not accepted for lymphoma work-up.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not store fresh tissue. Store fixed tissue at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship fresh tissue at refrigerated temperature to arrive within 2 hours. Ship fixed tissue at room temperature.
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)


Reference Range:Interpretive report.
Use:Differential diagnosis of benign and malignant lymphoid disorders, metastatic tumor, or infectious processes.

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