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When this test is ordered, 1 of the 3 reflex tests will be performed and charged. Appropriate additional stains and other ancillary testing may be performed to determine a diagnosis. These stains and tests will be charged separately.
See Pathology Consultation Ordering Algorithm in Special Instructions.
Sources: Skin or oral mucosa
Container/Tube: Regular serum vials with 10% formalin (Supply T101)
Specimen Volume: Entire specimen
Collection Instructions: For scalp biopsies when the differential diagnosis includes a scarring alopecia, 2 separate 4-mm punch biopsies are recommended (1 for vertical and 1 for horizontal sections). If a single scalp biopsy is received with the clinical diagnosis of a scarring alopecia, the specimen will be processed with horizontal sections.
Additional Information: Biopsy site, physician's name, and clinical diagnosis are required.