Dermatopathology Consultation, Slides for
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Hematoxylin-and-eosin-stained slides are reviewed and interpreted using a brightfield microscope. If available, special stains will also be reviewed. When indicated for diagnosis, the blocks will be requested so that recut sections may be obtained. (Lever WF, Schaumburg-Lever G: Histopathology of the Skin. 6th edition. Philadelphia, JB Lippincott, 1983)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Friday; Continuously
Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.
Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result
Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded
Slides returned to client after consult
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test