70012 - Overview: Pathology Consultation

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: 70012    
Pathology Consultation

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Obtaining a rapid, expert second opinion on specimens referred by the primary pathologist


Obtaining special studies not available locally

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
62473AnatPath Consult, w/Slide PrepNo, (Bill Only)No
62472AnatPath Consult, Outside SlideNo, (Bill Only)No
62376AnatPath Consult, w/USS ProfNo, (Bill Only)No
62474AnatPath Consult, w/Comp Rvw of HisNo, (Bill Only)No
61123HemePath Consult, Outside SlideNo, (Bill Only)No
61124HemePath Consult, w/Slide PrepNo, (Bill Only)No
62373HemePath Consult, w/USS ProfNo, (Bill Only)No
61125HemePath Consult, w/Comp Rvw of HisNo, (Bill Only)No
62466DermPath Consult, Outside SlideNo, (Bill Only)No
62467DermPath Consult, w/Slide PrepNo, (Bill Only)No
62374DermPath Consult, w/USS ProfNo, (Bill Only)No
62202DermPath Consult, w/Comp Rvw of HisNo, (Bill Only)No
62196RenalPath Consult, Outside SlideNo, (Bill Only)No
62197RenalPath Consult, w/Slide PrepNo, (Bill Only)No
62366RenalPath Consult, w/USS ProfNo, (Bill Only)No
62198RenalPath Consult, w/Comp Rvw of HisNo, (Bill Only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

This request will be processed as a consultation case. An interpretation, which includes an evaluation of the specimen and determination of a diagnosis, will be provided within a formal pathology report. Second opinion regarding diagnosis will be rendered by staff pathologists, often in consultation with colleagues who have expertise in the appropriate subspecialty areas. Appropriate additional stains and other ancillary testing may be performed in order to render an accurate diagnosis. These additional stains/tests ordered will have the results included within the final pathology report and will be charged separately.


Note: Special stains and studies performed on the case should be sent with the case for review. In order to determine an accurate diagnosis, some of these stains or studies may be deemed to warrant being repeated (and charged) at the reviewing Mayo pathologist's discretion. In addition, testing requested by the referring physician (immunostains, molecular studies, etc) may not be performed if deemed unnecessary by the reviewing Mayo pathologist. For all pathology consultations, ancillary testing necessary to determine a diagnosis is ordered at the discretion of the Mayo pathologist.


-If requesting a peripheral blood smear evaluation, order SPSM / Morphology Evaluation (Special Smear).


See Pathology Consultation Ordering Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Pathology Consultation

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Skin Biopsy
Bladder Carcinoma
Breast Carcinoma
Colon Carcinoma
Endometrial Carcinoma
Pathology, Surgical
Prostate Carcinoma
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Thyroid Carcinoma
Acute Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia-differentiate T from non-T cell forms
Bone Marrow Consultation
Hematopathology Consultation, Slides or Blocks
Surgical Pathology Consultation, Slides or Blocks
Dermatopathology Consultation, H and E Slide
Renal Pathology Consultation