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Gross Examination, Surgical Specimens

Surgical Pathology Consultation, Outside Slides
Gross Examination, Surgical Specimens
CPT: To be assigned by pathologist.
Updated on 01/19/2020

Test Includes

Gross examination and description by pathologist

Gross examination and description by pathologist


Special Instructions

For histopathology, order test 500918.

The attending physician may directly request the necessary material from the outside hospital or laboratory, or he or she may ask the pathology department to initiate the request. A copy of the outside pathological report should be enclosed with the slides.

For histopathology, order test 500918.

For histopathology, order test 500918.

For histopathology, order test 500918.


Specimen Requirements


Specimen

Specimens that may require gross examination only include bone fragments from nonpathologic fractures, calculi, cartilage, cataracts, inorganic foreign bodies, intervertebral discs, meniscus, orthopedic hardware, plague, stapes, teeth, traumatic amputation specimens. Please state if submitting physician feels specimen should be microexamined.

Histology slides, cytology slides, or fixed tissue

Specimens that may require gross examination only include bone fragments from nonpathologic fractures, calculi, cartilage, cataracts, inorganic foreign bodies, intervertebral discs, meniscus, orthopedic hardware, plague, stapes, teeth, traumatic amputation specimens. Please state if submitting physician feels specimen should be microexamined.


Test Details


Use

Document specimen removed by surgery

Confirm or alter the previous histological or cytological diagnosis

Document specimen removed by surgery


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