Lymph Node Biopsy/Resection


Sunquest Code:SRGPTHCoPath Code:PATH
Epic Code:LAB4613Epic Name:Pathology Exam
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):COPATH  
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 (Search: Surgical Pathology Primary On Call UMMC), 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:Entire biopsy/resection of lymph node(s).
Container:Container, Tissue, sterile
Collection Instructions:
If the patient has or is suspected to have a lymphoid disorder, keep the specimen fresh and reference "Lymphoma workup surgical pathology tissue:
If there is no suspicion of a lymphoid disorder and no frozen section is requested, the specimen can be placed in formalin.
Submit whole intact lymph node with capsule in sterile container; deliver to Surgical Pathology immediately. Discuss with the Surgical Pathology lab if a frozen section or lymphoma workup is requested (if a lymphoma work up is requested, please reference "Lymphoma workup surgical pathology tissue").  
Causes for Rejection:Desiccated specimen


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not store fresh tissue. Store fixed tissue at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship fresh tissue soaked in sterile saline-soaked gauze 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, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Interpretive report.
Use:Metastatic tumor, or infectious processes.


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