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Test ID: DEXT    
Dermatopathology Consultation, Wet Tissue

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.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Tissue

Necessary Information

Biopsy site, physician's name, and clinical diagnosis are required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies: Dermatopathology Media (T101)

Sources: Skin or oral mucosa

Container/Tube: Regular serum vials with 10% formalin

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions: For scalp biopsies when the differential diagnosis includes a scarring alopecia, 2 separate 4-mm punch biopsies are recommended (1 for vertical and 1 for horizontal sections). If a single scalp biopsy is received with the clinical diagnosis of a scarring alopecia, the specimen will be processed with horizontal sections.

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

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Size needed depends on diagnosis and size of lesion.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

No specimen should be rejected.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
TissueAmbient