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Dermatopathology

Methodology: Microscopic exam

Performed: Monday – Friday

Reported: 1 – 3 days

Result: Interpretive report

Specimen Requirements: Skin tissue must be fixed in formalin. For dermatopathology kits, fixative and more information please contact our Customer Service Department at (855) 4UF-SKIN.

Storage/Transport Temperature: Submit specimens according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines.

Unacceptable Conditions:

  • Frozen specimens
  • Specimens not in appropriate fixative

Stability (collection to initiation of testing):

  • Ambient: Indefinitely
  • Refrigerated: Indefinitely
  • Frozen: Unacceptable

CPT Code (s): 

  • 88302, 88304, 88305, 88307 or 88309, depending on the case complexity
  • 88312 and 88313 if special stains are used
  • 88342 if immunoperoxidase stains are utilized

Dermatopathology Consultation

Methodology: Microscopic exam

Performed: Monday – Friday

Reported: 1 – 3 days

Use: This service is offered to provide patients with another opinion on an existing diagnosis.

Result: Interpretive report

Specimen Requirements: 

  • Any relevant paraffin-embedded blocks (or at least five unstained immuno (+) slides)
  • Hematoxylin, eosin and all special-stain slides (if any)
  • The patient’s clinical history, along with an explanatory note and copies of the pathology report and all radiological findings

Storage/Transport Temperature: Submit specimens according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines.

CPT Code (s): 

  • 88321 Basic, consultation and report on referred material (or);
  • 88323 Moderate, consultation and report on referred material requiring slide preparation (or );
  • 88325 Complex, consultation, with review of records and/or radiographs, as well as report on referred material