Clinics and Departments

Laboratory Services

Lab Dept:

Anatomic Pathology

Test Name:

ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, TISSUE (HCMC)

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

Orders are communicated via the Surgical Pathology request form

Synonyms:

EM

CPT Codes:

88300 - Level I, surgical pathology, gross examination only
88348 – Electron microscopy, diagnostic

Test Includes:

Transmission electron microscopy/ultrastructural study

Logistics

Test Indications:

N/A

Lab Testing Sections:

Anatomic Pathology - Sendouts

Referred to:

Hennepin County Medical Center Laboratory at the discretion of the attending pathologist.

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

Varies

Special Instructions:

This test must be prescheduled with the Histology/Pathology department. Please call for special instructions and supplies.

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Tissue

Container:

Send to histology as fresh tissue or in a vial filled with glutaraldehyde fixative, available from the histology lab.

Draw Volume:

Submit entire tissue specimen

Processed Volume:

Same as Draw Volume

Collection:

Unfixed tissue or tissue placed in glutaraldehyde fixative.

Special Processing:

N/A

Patient Preparation:

Physician preference

Sample Rejection:

Unlabelled or mislabeled specimen; dry specimen; delay in transporting the specimen to pathology

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Interpretive pathology report

Methodology:

Electron microscopy

References:

Hennepin County Medical Center Laboratory, 2012

Updates:

11/15/2005: Tissue EM specimens previously sent to Veteran ‘s Administration Medical Center Laboratory



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