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  Placenta Examination Specimen Type:
    Other

SURGICAL PATHOLOGY

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Routine frequency: Once a week.
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Routine turn around time: 5 working days
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Special Instructions: All placentas from in-house deliveries are to be taken to the placenta room (2-716) and placed on the right hand side in the placenta storage refrigerator. Placenta examinations: a. Infants admitted to the nicu: complete a "request for placental examination" form and take it to the placenta room (2-716). Pull the corresponding placenta from the right hand side of the placenta storage refrigerator and place it on the top shelf on the left hand side (labeled "for examination"). Place the request form on the counter for surgical pathology. These examinations do not include "boarders". B. Ob physician request for examination: complete a "request for placenta examination" form and take it to the placenta room (2-716). Pull the corresponding placenta from the right hand side of the placenta storage refrigerator and place it on the top shelf on the left hand side (labeled "for examination"). Place the request on the counter for surgical pathology. C. Infants for autopsy: escorted by security transport the infant and the placenta to the morgue.
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