Pathology Consultation, Slide Review

Abbrev Code:PATH CONSULT   
Order Code:LAB4814Order Name:Pathology Consult
Synonyms:Referral Slide Review; Anatomic Pathology Consultation, Outside Slides; Second Opinion, Slide Review
CPT Codes: 88321 x1, 88323 x1, 88325 x1, 88321 x1, 88323 x1, 88325 x1
Test Includes:Review of anatomic pathology slides prepared elsewhere.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri, 0800-1600; results are reported within 2-3 days; when rush, reviewed upon receipt.
Special Instructions:The physician may directly request the necessary material from an outside hospital or laboratory, or may ask Surgical Pathology to initiate the request. When requesting outside material, request a copy of the pathology report. Provide written verification identifying the slides as belonging to the patient.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Microscopic slides prepared elsewhere; consulting pathologists may request paraffin blocks from referring institution when additional studies are deemed necessary.
Container:Microscope slides

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship in slides in protective holder at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Anatomic Pathology, West Bank  (Ridges, Southdale, UMMC East Bank)


Reference Range:Comprehensive consultation provided by pathologist.

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