70015 - Overview: Anatomic Pathology Consultation, Wet Tissue

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: 70015    
Anatomic Pathology Consultation, Wet Tissue

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

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

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
5201Surgical Path, Level 1, Gross ExamNoNo
5202Surg Path, Level II, Wet TsNoNo
5203Surg Path, Level III, Wet TsNoNo
5204Surg Path, Level IV, Wet TsNoNo
5205Surg Path, Level V, Wet TsNoNo
5206Surg Path, Level VI, Wet TsNoNo
62472AnatPath Consult, Outside SlideNo, (Bill Only)No
62473AnatPath Consult, w/Slide PrepNo, (Bill Only)No
62474AnatPath 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.

An interpretation will be provided by Mayo staff pathologists within a formal pathology report that is sent to the referring pathologist.


-This test should be used when submitting lung tissue for immunofluorescence, cardiac biopsies, enucleated eye specimens, iris, conjunctiva, cornea and other small eye biopsies for Mayo pathology consultation/interpretation.

-Appropriate stains and other ancillary testing may be performed and charged separately.

-If requesting a pathology consultation on paraffin embedded tissue and slides only (ie, no wet tissue being sent to be processed), order 70012 / Pathology Consultation instead.


Note: Tests requested by the referring physician (eg, immunostains, molecular studies, etc.) may not be performed if they are deemed to be unnecessary by the reviewing Mayo Clinic pathologist. For all pathology consultations, ancillary testing is ordered at the discretion of the Mayo pathologist.

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

AnatPath Consultation, Wet Tissue

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

Pathology Consultation
Wet Tissue