|Alternate:||Tissue Pathology; Surgical Pathology; Gross and Microscopic Pathology; Surgical Biopsies|
|Includes:||A gross examination only or gross & microscopic examinations with a diagnosis on any tissue or foreign body removed during a surgical procedure.|
|Department:||Pathology, Histopathology Laboratory|
|Available:||Mon - Fri, first shift only|
|Turnaround:||Routine surgical specimens - 24 hours. Tissue requiring decalcification or special stains - 48 to 72 hours.|
|Specimen:||Fresh tissue, foreign body or tissue fixed in 10% buffered formalin|
|Container:||Jars of assorted size containing 10% buffered formalin. Large plastic tubs. Fresh specimens should be submitted on saline moistened Telfa® and placed in a sterile container.|
If placing the specimen in 10% buffered formalin, formalin volume should be 15-20 times greater than the tissue volume.
|Rejection:||Improper handling, e.g., fresh specimen not processed in a timely manner|
|Normal:||Results interpreted by the Pathologists|
|Limitations:||Tissue placed in formalin cannot be used for frozen section diagnosing.|
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