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Dermatopathology

Dermatopathology (HCPATHD) Pathology- Miscellaneous Lab Test

Name: Dermatopathology

Test Name: Dermatopathology

Health Link Test Code: HCPATHD

LIS Test Code: AP7

CPT Code(s): 88304, 88305, 88312, 88313, 88342

Days Performed: Mon-Fri, 0700-1900.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 2 days.

Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container with 10% buffered formalin (10:1 ratio, formalin to tissue)

Specimen Processing:

Biopsy specimens (biopsy types Shave, Punch, Ellipse, Fragment, Excision for Slow Mohs, Mohs Layer/Flat) should be placed in a screw cap container with 10% buffered formalin (10:1 ratio, formalin to tissue). Specimen should be accompanied by a completed UWHC Dermatopathology Specimen Exam form and/or a Health Link Workstation order. Submit all tissue to the laboratory by 7pm Monday through Thursday, or 5pm on Friday.

Specimen Transport:

Deliver to UWHC Dermatopathology Lab (West Clinic, 451 Junction Road, Room G181- Madison WI, 53717).

Interpretation:

Tissue specimens must arrive in UWHC Dermatopathology Lab by 7pm Monday through Thursday, or 5pm Friday, to be prepared for interpretation the following business day.

Test Limitations:

Specimens requiring special stains or immunohistochemical staining will have an increased turnaround time.