ANPAT - Overview: Anatomic Pathology Consultation, Wet Tissue

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: ANPAT    
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 tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
LEV1PLevel 1 Gross only NoNo
LEV2PLevel 2 Gross and microscopicNoNo
LEV3PLevel 3 Gross and microscopicNoNo
LEV4PLevel 4 Gross and microscopicNoNo
LEV5PLevel 5 Gross and microscopicNoNo
LEV6PLevel 6 Gross and microscopicNoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations 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 PATHC / 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 Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to 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 or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Pathology Consult

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

Pathology Consultation
Wet Tissue