Lab Test : Surgical Pathology Specimen

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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
Phone:(937) 641-3358
SQ Code:N/A
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 Telfaź 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.
Temperature:Room temperature
Rejection:Improper handling, e.g., fresh specimen not processed in a timely manner
Normal:Results interpreted by the Pathologists
Uses:Histological diagnosis
Limitations:Tissue placed in formalin cannot be used for frozen section diagnosing.

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