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Pathology Surgical Tissue Frozen Section

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Name:    Pathology Surgical Tissue Frozen Section
Specimen:     Frozen Section specimens are sent fresh (on saline gauze) with a corresponding requisition slip.

During normal working hours (M-F 8AM - 5 PM), the Histology Lab should be called immediately before the specimen(s) are sent to the lab (ext. 2342). After normal working hours, page the on-call pathologist at least one hour prior to arrival of the sample in the laboratory.

The requisition slip and specimen container must be properly labeled with patientís name, medical record number and specimen source.
Note:    This test is considered a Critical Test. All processing and delivery of results to the ordering provider will be handled ASAP.

Detailed handling instructions