Dec 18, 2017




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Renal Biopsy

Renal Biopsy (HCPATHS) Surgical Pathology/Autopsy Lab Test

Name: Renal Biopsy

Test Name: Renal Biopsy

Health Link Test Code: HCPATHS

LIS Test Code: AP5

CPT Code(s): 88305, 88313, 88346 x 6, 88348

Test Component:

Light microscopy, histochemical special stains, immunoflourescence, electron microscopy

Days Performed: Mon-Fri.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 5 days.

Specimen: Tissue

Also Acceptable: See collection instructions.

Collection Instructions:

A renal technologist attends the biopsy procedure to determine the adequacy of the specimen. Procedures are performed Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm. The service or unit performing the procedure is required to notify the UWHC Surgical Pathology Lab, (608)263-8453, or the UWHC Renal Lab, (608)263-8442, that a biopsy is scheduled. The renal laboratory should be notified 24 hours in advance of all scheduled kidney biopsies.


Note: The on-call resident/staff pathologist should be notified if a biopsy is to be performed on a weekend or holiday. The pathologist will coordinate with the appropriate staff to assure proper processing.


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

Outreach Specimen Processing:

Specimens referred to the UWHC Renal Pathology Laboratory from outside UWHC should contact the laboratory at (608)263-8442 to receive shipping information and transport materials. Please notify the laboratory before the specimen is shipped to assure proper follow up.


The renal laboratory provides processing of native kidney and allograft renal biopsies. Light microscopy, special stains; immunofluorescence and electron microscopy services are provided as determined by the renal pathologist.