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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.

Interpretation:

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.