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  Neuropathology Specimen Type:
  also known as Brain Biopsy, Muscle Biopsy, Nerve Biopsy Other

NEUROPATHOLOGY

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: Specimen must be labeled with patient name, Medical Record and Patient numbers.
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: N/A
For Hillcrest deliver to: Surgical Pathology : 2nd Floor, Tissue Gross
  room, 2-304
Deliver the specimen to : NA : NA
Scheduling requirements : Schedule with neuropathology resident at pager 290-5545 at least 24 hours in advance of biopsy procedure. Schedule with neuropathology resident at pager 290-5545 at least 24 hours in advance of biopsy procedure.
Method:

Neuropathology Methods:

The "request for Surgical Pathology / Neuropathology consultation" (white, 9 1/2 x 11, form 151-025) must be filled out completely before submitting the specimen to the laboratory. It is the responsibility of the operating physician to complete this form. If the patient has had pertinent tissue examined previously at another hospital, please notify the Surgical Pathology office @ 35764 at Hillcrest so that these slides can be obtained. It is a hospital accreditation requirement that these slides be obtained and reviewed.

Muscle biopsies:

When the tissue has been removed from the patient for frozen section, it must not be placed into formalin, but rather put into either a container (no added fluid) or on a saline moisten towel. Complete a "request for Surgical Pathology / Neuropathology consultation", o.r. Personnel should call (at Hillcrest ext 37415 and at Thornton call the lab at ext 76595). Please see special instructions for normal business hours and after hours. During non-working hours, the surgical pathologist on-call must be contacted. 

Nerve biopsies:

When the tissue has been removed from the patient it must be put into Karnovsky’s fixative for EM. Complete a "request for Surgical Pathology / Neuropathology consultation", o.r. Personnel should call (at Hillcrest ext 37415 and at Thornton call the lab at ext 76595). Please see special instructions for normal business hours and after hours During non-working hours, the Surgical pathologist on-call must be contacted.

Brain biopsies:

Refer to EM instructions or frozen instructions on the Surgical Pathology page.

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