70016 - Overview: Hematopathology Consultation, Wet Tissue

Test Catalog

Test ID: 70016    
Hematopathology 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 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
82972Peripheral Blood Smear ExaminationNoNo
9172Bone Marrow BxNoNo
9196Bone Marrow AspirateNoNo
61648HemePath, Level I, Gross ExamNoNo
61649HemePath, Level II, Wet TissueNoNo
61661HemePath, Level III, Wet TissueNoNo
61662HemePath, Level IV, Wet TissueNoNo
61663HemePath, Level V, Wet TissueNoNo
61664HemePath, Level VI, Wet TissueNoNo
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

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 by staff hematopathologists within a formal pathology report to the referring pathologist.


-This test should be ordered when submitting any wet tissue or liquid specimen along with a request for a Hematopathology consultation

-This test should be used when all processing of a formalin-fixed biopsy core is to be performed by Mayo Clinic.

-This test can be used when requesting that a Mayo Hematopathologist provides full bone marrow workup, including appropriate ancillary testing, interpretation, and reporting. This could include processing of the formalin-fixed biopsy as above or use of a paraffin-embedded bone marrow biopsy block, as long as a wet tissue or liquid specimen is also submitted.

-Appropriate additional stains and other ancillary testing may be performed in order to render an accurate diagnosis. The additional stains and tests ordered will have the results included within the final pathology report and will be charged separately.

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

-If requesting a Hematopathology consultation on paraffin-embedded tissue and slides only, order 70012 / Pathology Consultation.

-If requesting stand-alone specific testing, please refer to the MML catalog for order codes.

-Flow cytometry on blood or bone marrow order LCMS / Leukemia/Lymphoma Immunophenotyping by Flow Cytometry

-Flow cytometry for tissue order LLPT / Leukemia/Lymphoma Immunophenotyping by Flow Cytometry, Tissue

-Chromosome analysis, order CHRBM / Chromosome Analysis, Hematologic Disorders, Bone Marrow


Note: Testing requested by the referring physician (immunostains, molecular studies, etc) may not be performed if deemed unnecessary by the reviewing Mayo Hematopathologist. For all pathology consultations, ancillary testing necessary to determine a diagnosis is ordered at the discretion of the Mayo pathologist.


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

HemePath Consultation, Wet Tissue

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

Acute leukemia consultation
Acute lymphocytic leukemia-differentiate T from non-T cell forms
Bone Marrow Consultation
Hematology Consultation, Slides or Blocks
Surgical Pathology Consultation, Slides or Blocks
Pathology Consultation