Test Catalog

Test ID: PATHC    
Pathology Consultation

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Obtaining an expert second opinion on specimens referred by the primary pathologist


Obtaining special studies not available locally


This test is not intended to be used to obtain a primary diagnosis.

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
COSPCConsult, Outside SlideNo, (Bill Only)No
CRHPCConsult, w/Comp Rvw of HisNo, (Bill Only)No
CSPPCConsult, w/Slide PrepNo, (Bill Only)No
CUPPCConsult, w/USS ProfNo, (Bill Only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

This request will be processed as a consultation case. An interpretation, which includes an evaluation of the specimen and determination of a diagnosis, will be provided within a formal pathology report. Second opinion regarding diagnosis will be rendered by staff pathologists, often in consultation with colleagues who have expertise in the appropriate subspecialty areas. Appropriate additional stains and other ancillary testing may be performed in order to render comprehensive assessment. These additional stains/tests ordered will have the results included within the final pathology report and will be charged separately.


Note: Special stains and studies performed on the case should be sent with the case for review. In order to determine an accurate diagnosis, some of these stains or studies may be deemed to warrant being repeated (and charged) at the reviewing Mayo pathologist's discretion. In addition, testing requested by the referring physician (immunostains, molecular studies, etc) may not be performed if deemed unnecessary by the reviewing Mayo pathologist. For all pathology consultations, ancillary testing necessary to determine a diagnosis is ordered at the discretion of the Mayo pathologist.


The following algorithms are available:

-Pathology Consultation Ordering Algorithm

-Mast Cell Disorder: Diagnostic Algorithm, Bone Marrow

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Pathology Consult

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Acute Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia-differentiate T from non-T cell forms
Bladder Carcinoma
Bone Marrow Consultation
Breast Carcinoma
Colon Carcinoma
Dermatopathology Consultation, H and E Slide
Endometrial Carcinoma
Hematopathology Consultation, Slides or Blocks
Pathology, Surgical
Prostate Carcinoma
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Renal Pathology Consultation
Skin Biopsy
Surgical Pathology Consultation, Slides or Blocks
Thyroid Carcinoma
Path Consult
Second Opinion