Diagnostic Test Directory

Division of Neuropathology

Neuropathology, Brain Biopsy, Frozen Section

  • LIS Mnemonic: to be determined

    Collect

    Fresh tissue in sterile container on saline moistened gauze

    Volume Required

    N/A

    Minimum Required

    N/A

    Transport

    Send immediately to Pathology Lab; evenings (after 17:00), weekends and holidays, contact Neuropathologist on call prior to sending frozen section.

    Stability

    N/A

    Processing

    N/A

    Unacceptable conditions

    Do not place in formalin; if specimen is placed in formalin, frozen section cannot be performed.

Days Performed

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

Reported

20 minutes

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

88331 Surgical consultation with frozen section

Methodology

Surgical

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