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Surgical Pathology Consultation

Test Code

SPC

Methodology

Microscopic evaluation of previously prepared surgical specimens (H&E slides and other material); additional stains or studies as required (iron, immunohistochemistry, gene rearrangement, etc.)

Turnaround Time

2-4 days

Specimen Requirements

Previously prepared pathology materials (H&E slides, formalin fixed paraffin embedded blocks, smears or other samples, reports, history and differential diagnosis)

Specimen Stability
Prepared pathology materials, stable indefinitely at 18-25°C
Storage & Handling

Ship samples at ambient temperature.

Causes for Rejection

Improper specimen labeling; Inadequate tissue evaluation; Improper sample submission

Description

Qualifying cases would be those that need a “tiebreaker” interpretation; IHC and molecular testing triage; or expert, independent interpretation.