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Surgical Pathology Consultation, Outside Slides

CPT: To be assigned by pathologist.


  • Outside Slide Review, Surgical Pathology
  • Referred Slides Consultation, Surgical Pathology

Special Instructions

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.

Specimen Requirements


Histology slides, cytology slides, or fixed tissue

Causes for Rejection

Improper labeling; poor quality slides; broken slides

Test Details


Confirm or alter the previous histological or cytological diagnosis

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