Electron Microscopy

CPT CODE: 88348
TEST INFORMATION: Test includes routine microscopic evaluation and electron microscopic evaluation of ultrathin sections.
DAYS PERFORMED: 7-10 days
TURNAROUND TIME:

1 week

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Tissue submitted for electron microscopy will be processed at the discretion of the pathologist reporting the case.
CONTAINER TYPE: Glutaraldehyde fixative or fresh tissue submitted in a sterile specimen container
COLLECTION: Specimen obtained by surgical excision should include sufficient tissue for routine evaluation; transport immediately after collection to the laboratory.
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Fresh unfixed tissue or tissue fixed in glutaraldehyde
REJECTION CRITERIA: Formalin fixed tissue or fresh tissue not immediately transported.
LIMITATIONS OF TEST: Sampling error
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Electron microscopy is not a substitute for routine light microscopy. Contact pathologist of record to discuss reported electron microscopy study for a case.
TEST SYNONYM(S):Transmission Electron Microscopy; Ultrastructural Study