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  Frozen Section Specimen Type:
    Other

SURGICAL PATHOLOGY

Specimen requirements: N/A
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: N/A
Absolute minimum amount: N/A
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: Surgical Pathology/Neuropathology Consult Request ( 151-025 )
Order/entry screen(s):  N/A
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: N/A
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 20 minutes from the time received in lab
For Hillcrest deliver to: Surgical Pathology : 2nd Floor, Tissue Gross
  room, 2-304
For Thornton deliver to: Surgical Pathology : Processing Desk, 1st Floor,
  room 1-013 / 2nd Floor, room 2-035
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: also see Pathology Lab Ref document for "Frozen Sections"
Special Instructions:

Frozen sections:

When the tissue has been removed from the patient and a completed "request for Surgical Pathology / Neuropathology consultation" is available, O.R. personnel should call (Hillcrest x37415 or Thornton lab at x76616). Tissue for frozen section must not be placed into formalin, but rather put fresh into an empty container or on a saline moistened towel/gauze. Normal working hours for both Hillcrest and Thornton Pathology are 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday except holidays.  During non-working hours, the on-call surgical pathologist must be contacted.  Please see after hours protocol for any questions regarding who to contact during an after hours frozen.

After Hours Protocol

Hillcrest and Thornton:  For after hour frozen sections (after 5pm, weekends or holidays) please call the operator (0) to obtain contact information for the on-call resident and attending pathologist.  Without prior notification of frozen section needs, please be aware that on-call residents and pathologists may be coming from home or other campuses.  Any advanced notice will reduce or eliminate this delay.  If no response, please contact the general lab desk at Hillcrest (x35764) or Thornton (x76595 or x76177). 

  Results are available on a Chart Copy
CyberLAB abbreviation: N/A
CyberLAB code: N/A
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A