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Surgical Pathology, Electron Microscopy, Body Fluid
Test Code: EMBT
Synonyms/Keywords
EM, electron microscopy, histology, virus.​
Useful For
Used in the detection of viruses.​
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Body fluids: bronchial wash, urine, csf.​ Rigid, leakproof, sterile container.​ Sterile leakproof container. 1.0 mL​ 0.5 mL​​ 0.5 mL​​​
Collection Processing Instructions
1.0mL body fluid collected in a sterile container. Call ext. 1-6182 if more information is needed regarding collection or ordering. ​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Body Fluid​ Refrigerate​ 1 day​
Rejection Criteria
Frozen fluids are unacceptable.
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Fridat​ Less than 2 hours​ Zeiss EM900 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)​
Test Information
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Marshfield Labs. This laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to perform high complexity testing.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ No viruses seen​
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
87999​ Electron Microscopy, Body Fluid​
Classification
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Marshfield Labs. This laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to perform high complexity testing.
Synonyms/Keywords
EM, electron microscopy, histology, virus.​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Electron Microscopy-Body Fluid
​Cerner ​Electron Microscopy-Body Fluid
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Body fluids: bronchial wash, urine, csf.​ Rigid, leakproof, sterile container.​ Sterile leakproof container. 1.0 mL​ 0.5 mL​​ 0.5 mL​​​
Collection Processing Instructions
1.0mL body fluid collected in a sterile container. Call ext. 1-6182 if more information is needed regarding collection or ordering. ​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Body Fluid​ Refrigerate​ 1 day​
Rejection Criteria
Frozen fluids are unacceptable.
Useful For
Used in the detection of viruses.​
Test Information
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Marshfield Labs. This laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to perform high complexity testing.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ No viruses seen​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday through Fridat​ Less than 2 hours​ Zeiss EM900 Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)​
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
87999​ Electron Microscopy, Body Fluid​
Classification
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Marshfield Labs. This laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) to perform high complexity testing.
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.