Surgical Pathology Consultation, Slides or Blocks to Scottsdale
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
Surg Path Consult, SI/BI Scottsdale
Surgical Pathology Consultation, Slides or Blocks TO SCOTTSDALE ONLY
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
H & E slides are usually sufficient. When appropriate, please include special stained slides, unstained slides, or paraffin blocks.
Note: Complete a Tissue and Special Stains Request Form and forward it with the specimen. This form is available upon request from Mayo Medical Laboratories. Requisitions for this consultation cannot be processed unless the information requested is supplied.
Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test
The Mayo Department of Surgical Pathology is staffed by pathologists whose special interests cover the entirety of surgical pathology. Because of the volume of specimens, ranging from common to rare entities, the depth of experience is great.
For many years, the Department of Surgical Pathology has provided consultation service on difficult diagnostic problems. The histologic specimens are usually sent by a referring pathologist to 1 of the surgical pathologists who is an expert in the given area.
Because this consultation service may not be widely known, it is being extended through the auspices of Mayo Medical Laboratories. Slides received in Mayo Medical Laboratories are reviewed by a surgical pathologist and, when necessary, sent to the pathologist whose area of special interest encompasses the problem. Emphasis is placed on prompt replies. Of necessity, material can be accepted only from pathologists.
If the need for special studies is anticipated, appropriate tissue samplings should be sent. Glutaraldehyde-fixed or, if necessary, formaldehyde-fixed wet tissue can be used for electron microscopy. Paraffin blocks or unstained sections from paraffin blocks can be used for special staining methods. In particular, a wide variety of diagnostically important antigens can be identified by means of immunohistochemical procedures which are performed on paraffin sections.
This service of Mayo Medical Laboratories does not preclude sending material directly to a preferred surgical pathologist, if the requesting pathologist is so accustomed.
Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
This request will be processed as a consultation. Appropriate stain(s) will be performed and charged separately. An interpretation will be provided.
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
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test
CPT Code Information Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Medical Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.
LOINC® Code Information Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the result codes returned for this test or profile.
|Result ID||Reporting Name||LOINC Code|
|1083||*Previous Report Follows*||N/A|