Test Catalog

Test ID: DEXT    
DermPath Consultation, Wet Tissue

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

Histologic diagnosis and differential diagnosis of cutaneous diseases

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
LEV2PLevel 2 Gross and microscopicNoNo
LEV3PLevel 3 Gross and microscopicNoNo
LEV4PLevel 4 Gross and microscopicNoNo

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

When this test is ordered, 1 of the 3 reflex tests will be performed and charged. Appropriate additional stains and other ancillary testing may be performed to determine a diagnosis. These stains and tests will be charged separately.

 

See Pathology Consultation Ordering Algorithm in Special Instructions.

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

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

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.

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

Yes

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

Dermatopathology Consult

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

Biopsy
DEXT
Leprosy
Skin Biopsy