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Electron Microscopy

Electron Microscopy (HCPATHS) Surgical Pathology/Autopsy Lab Test

Name: Electron Microscopy

Test Name: Electron Microscopy

Health Link Test Code: HCPATHS

LIS Test Code: AP5

CPT Code(s): 88348

Days Performed: Mon-Fri.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 week.

Specimen: Tissue

Collection Container: Glutaraldehyde filled vial

Collection Instructions:

Tissue specimen should be placed directly in Glutaraldehyde fixative which may be obtained at UWHC Surgical Pathology Specimen Receiving Room.

Glutaraldehyde needs to be refirgerated. 

Tissue Exam Request Form UWH #33 may be used to request this test. 

Specimen Transport:

Transport directly to UWHC Surgical Pathology Specimen Receiving Room or send via pneumatic tube to station 501

Unacceptable Criteria:

Improper or discrepant information

Interpretation:

Test includes electron microscopic evaluation of ultrathin sections. Tissue submitted for light microscopy can be considered for electron microscopic evaluation in consultation with the attending pathologist