Diagnostic Test Directory

Division of Anatomic Pathology

Rectal Biopsy for Acetylcholinesterase Activity (ACHe) Enzyme Staining

    Collect

    Section rectal mucosal biopsy or full thickness biopsy. Specimen

    Volume Required

    N/A

    Minimum Required

    N/A

    Transport

    Once the tissue is frozen it should not be allowed to thaw. Keep at -70 degrees C until shipping. Use overnight or rapid delivery carriers. Shipment cost is responsibility of sender. Do not send specimens on Fridays, weekends or Holidays. Tissue most remain in frozen state during shipment.

    Stability

    N/A

    Unacceptable conditions

    Specimen not received frozen. Requisition form missing required data.

Days Performed

Monday thru Thursday 0800 to 1700

Reported

1 week

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

88305 Surgical Pathology, level 4; 88314 Histochemical staining with frozen section;; 88323 Consultation and reporting.

 

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