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Division of Neuropathology

Neuropathology, Autopsy Brain Examination

  • LIS Mnemonic: to be determined

    Collect

    Brain, spinal cord and coverings at the time of autopsy

    Volume Required

    N/A

    Minimum Required

    N/A

    Transport

    Outside cases see Autopsy Brain Examination - 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 label specimen.

Days Performed

M-F 08:00-17:00

Reported

4-6 weeks

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

88036 Necropsy (Autopsy), limited, gross and/or microscopic; regional; or88037 Necropsy (Autopsy), limited, gross and/or microscopic; single organ.

Methodology

Autopsy dissection of CNS tissue.

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