SPECIMEN SUBMISSION FOR GROSS AND MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION TO THE PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
All surgical and procedural specimens removed from Children’s patients (both inpatients and outpatients) must have a pathologic examination in compliance with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Policies and applicable regulatory requirements. The Department of Pathology in consultation with the professional leadership has approved the following categories for tissue submission.
Excluded From Required Pathology Examination:
§ Tonsillar asymmetry (size difference of greater than 1 cm between the two tonsils).
§ If tonsils are removed for concurrent acute infection (such as peritonsillar abscess).
§ If the patient has been previously diagnosed with a malignancy, and/or is immunosuppressed.
§ A mass, or area of purulence/necrosis of otherwise unusual appearance observed during grossing.
§ An area of purulence/necrosis observed during grossing.
§ History of organ transplantation.
§ If patient is 12 years of age or older.
§ If only one tonsil is removed.
§ Physician request/order.