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Surgical Pathology, Frozen Section
Test Code: HMISC
Synonyms/Keywords
​Frozen Section, Histology
Useful For
​Any tissue requiring a rapid diagnosis.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​Tissue Clean, non-glass, adequate size surgical container​ Adequate size sealed biohazard bag​
Collection Processing Instructions
Any fresh tissue requiring an immediate diagnosis can be sent to Histology via the 4 or 6 inch pneumatic tube system, or by transporter, daily Monday-Friday between 0500 and 2300. Please call Histology at 1-6173 before sending. Submit a completed histology request form with adequate patient history and tissue source with the labeled specimen.
 
Other Testing Locations:
Tissue specimen snap frozen on dry ice (contact Marshfield Laboratories Histology Department, 800-222-5835, ext. 16175 for instructions). Transport on dry ice. Do not allow the specimen to thaw at any time during storage or transport. Submit a completed histology request form (with adequate patient history and tissue source) with the labeled specimen.
 
After hours, Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays page 29-0491 for the histology tech on call. Advanced notification is required. If tissue cannot be sent to Histology within a reasonable amount of time, please contact Histology at 1-6175 for handling instructions.
 
Tissue received in any fixative is unacceptable. Tissue must be sent as soon as possible to ensure an accurate diagnosis.
Acceptable Specimen Types
​Tissue
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Tissue ​Room Temperature
Rejection Criteria
Tissue Sent in Any Fixative
Interference
Tissue must be sent to histology fresh. Tissue sent in any type of fixative will affect results.​
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield ​

Monday - Friday​

After hours, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays by request​

Less than 2 hours​ ​ ​ ​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield ​Interpretive Report
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​88331 Frozen, primary, each specimen​
​88332 Frozen, each additional​
Synonyms/Keywords
​Frozen Section, Histology
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​Tissue Clean, non-glass, adequate size surgical container​ Adequate size sealed biohazard bag​
Collection Processing Instructions
Any fresh tissue requiring an immediate diagnosis can be sent to Histology via the 4 or 6 inch pneumatic tube system, or by transporter, daily Monday-Friday between 0500 and 2300. Please call Histology at 1-6173 before sending. Submit a completed histology request form with adequate patient history and tissue source with the labeled specimen.
 
Other Testing Locations:
Tissue specimen snap frozen on dry ice (contact Marshfield Laboratories Histology Department, 800-222-5835, ext. 16175 for instructions). Transport on dry ice. Do not allow the specimen to thaw at any time during storage or transport. Submit a completed histology request form (with adequate patient history and tissue source) with the labeled specimen.
 
After hours, Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays page 29-0491 for the histology tech on call. Advanced notification is required. If tissue cannot be sent to Histology within a reasonable amount of time, please contact Histology at 1-6175 for handling instructions.
 
Tissue received in any fixative is unacceptable. Tissue must be sent as soon as possible to ensure an accurate diagnosis.
Acceptable Specimen Types
​Tissue
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Tissue ​Room Temperature
Rejection Criteria
Tissue Sent in Any Fixative
Interference
Tissue must be sent to histology fresh. Tissue sent in any type of fixative will affect results.​
Useful For
​Any tissue requiring a rapid diagnosis.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield ​Interpretive Report
For more information visit:
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield ​

Monday - Friday​

After hours, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays by request​

Less than 2 hours​ ​ ​ ​
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​88331 Frozen, primary, each specimen​
​88332 Frozen, each additional​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.