Surgical Pathology Consultation, Slides or Blocks to Scottsdale
Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test
The Mayo Department of Surgical Pathology is staffed by pathologists
whose special interests cover the entirety of surgical pathology.
Because of the volume of specimens, ranging from common to rare
entities, the depth of experience is great.
For many years, the Department of Surgical Pathology has provided
consultation service on difficult diagnostic problems. The histologic
specimens are usually sent by a referring pathologist to one of the
surgical pathologists who is an expert in the given area.
Because this consultation service may not be widely known, it is
being extended through the auspices of Mayo Medical Laboratories.
Slides received in Mayo Medical Laboratories are reviewed by a
surgical pathologist and, when necessary, sent to the pathologist
whose area of special interest encompasses the problem. Emphasis
is placed on prompt replies. Of necessity, material can be accepted
only from pathologists.
If the need for special studies is anticipated, appropriate tissue
samplings should be sent. Glutaraldehyde-fixed or, if necessary,
formaldehyde-fixed wet tissue can be used for electron microscopy.
Paraffin blocks or unstained sections from paraffin blocks can be used
for special staining methods. In particular, a wide variety of
diagnostically important antigens can be identified by means of
immunohistochemical procedures which are performed on paraffin
This service of Mayo Medical Laboratories does not preclude sending
material directly to a preferred surgical pathologist, if the
requesting pathologist is so accustomed.
Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
This request will be processed as a consultation. Appropriate stain(s) will be performed and charged separately. An interpretation will be provided.