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Dermatopathology Exam of Tissue

Performing Laboratory

Providence Alaska Medical Center

Methodology

Formalin-fixed tissues are processed and embedded in paraffin; serial sections are stained with hematoxylin-and-eosin and examined by light microscopy. Special stains are obtained when indicated.

Specimen Requirements

Tissue from skin or mucosa. Send specimen in 10% formalin in regular serum vials. Vials with 10% formalin are supplied.

Note:  Biopsy site, physician’s name, and clinical diagnosis are required on request form for processing.

Reference Values

Diagnosis and description of microscopic findings

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

88305

Additional CPT codes may be added, if applicable.