Specimen: Tissue 
Volume: Entire specimen 
Minimum Volume:  
Specimen Collection: Surgical excision - large specimens surgically removed for treatment, repair or identification. 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: If taken in AMC Operating Room bring fresh to the Pathology Lab C-57, otherwise place tissue in container of 10% neutral buffered formalin so that entire specimen is covered with formalin. If breast tissue is submitted in 10% neutral buffered formalin note date/time specimen is placed in formalin. If specimen is too large to be placed in a container with formalin it should be transported to the Histology Lab immediately or refrigerated. Contact lab at 262-3736 or Histology Tech "on-call", 262-3999, beeper 6129 for assistance/questions. 
Lab Code: PATH 
Requisition: Pathology  
Test Includes: Gross and microscopic examination with diagnosis 
Critical Value:  
Test Frequency: Monday - Friday 
Routine TAT: 3-5 working days 
CPT Code(s): 88302, 88304, 88305, 88307, 88309 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: See Addendum XVII