Test Catalog

Test ID: RPCWT    
Renal Pathology Consultation, Wet Tissue

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Gross and microscopic examination of tissue. Ancillary testing is ordered at the discretion of the Mayo pathologist. The results of all testing will be provided in the context of the final pathology report.(Unpublished Mayo method)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday

Rush (same day as receipt) interpretation is available on Saturday and holidays for clinically emergent cases (eg, acute renal failure, rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis, acute kidney allograft dysfunction) but requires advanced notification and approval by a Mayo renal pathologist.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

Routine cases: 1 day. Electron microscopy: 2 to 10 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

4 days for the light microscopy and immunofluorescence report. Electron microscopy report typically follows in 2 to 5 working days.

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

Dependent on sample type

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test