Lab Test : Frozen Tissue Section

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Alternate:Frozen; Frozen Section
Includes:Frozen section interpretation, followed by routine surgical pathology.
Department:Pathology, Histopathology Laboratory
Phone:(937) 641-3358 to schedule with Pathology Dept 24 hours in advanced, call Pathology 15 minutes before bringing specimen to the Histopathology Laboratory.
SQ Code:N/A
Available:Mon - Thu, first shift only. Contact hospital operator after hours, weekends or holidays to page the pathologist on call.
Turnaround:Approximately 15 minutes after specimen is received in the Pathology Department
Specimen:Fresh tissue with no added fixative or fluid
Volume:1.0 x 1.0 x 1.0 mm
Container:Sterile, dry container
Temperature:Place specimen in saline moistened Telfa®. Deliver to Pathology lab within 3 minutes.
Rejection:Specimen submitted in a fixative, water or saline.
Normal:Diagnosis by pathologist.
Uses:Provisional histopathological diagnosis and aid in surgical or medical therapy.
Limitations:Bone or calcified specimens and fixed tissues cannot be frozen. Some fatty tissues may not be acceptable for frozen sections.

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