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Division of Neuropathology

Neuropathology, Brain Biopsy

  • LIS Mnemonic: to be determined

    Collect

    Sterile plastic container with adequate amount of 10% formalin.

    Volume Required

    All tissue removed during surgery or surgical procedures.

    Minimum Required

    N/A

    Transport

    Room temperature in 10% formalin. Outside cases see Brain Biopsy - General Instructions.

    Stability

    Specimen is stable in 10% formalin at room temp or 20 deg C

    Processing

    N/A

    Unacceptable conditions

    Failure to appropriately fix or properly label specimen.

Days Performed

M-F 08:00-17:00; evenings, weekends and holidays see Remarks

Reported

3-5 days

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

88300 Surgical Pathology, level 1;or 88302 Surgical Pathology, level 2;or 88304 Surgical Pathology, level 3;or 88305 Surgical Pathology, level 4;or 88307 Surgical Pathology, level 5;or 88309 Surgical Pathology, level 6.

Methodology

Surgical

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