Amputations

Synonyms

Surgical Pathology, Amputations

EPIC Order Number

3000015 – Clinic Pathology Request

4000079 – Hospital Pathology Request (complete letter in EPIC)

Collect

Digit amputations (fingers and toes) should be placed in 10% neutral buffered formalin.

Extremity amputations (hands, feet, legs and arms) should be sent fresh to the Surgical Pathology Department for refrigeration.

  • Label specimen container with two patient identifiers (patient name, DOB, and/or MRN), collection date/time, and specimen site/source.
  • Specimen must be accompanied by a completed Surgical Pathology Request (or EPIC Electronic Order) including two patient identifiers (patient name, DOB, and/or MRN), collection date/time, pertinent patient history, performing physician, and specimen site/source.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigeration

Performed

Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

AFTER HOURS:  If after 5:00 PM, a digit amputation should be sent in formalin and an extremity amputation should be sent fresh to the Specimen Receiving area in the Reference Laboratory who will deliver to the Surgical Pathology Department for refrigeration.

Reported/Turnaround Time

Results are sent 1-2 working days after specimen is received.

NOTE: Results may be delayed or the sample rejected if pertinent and/or required information is conflicting or missing.

See Surgical Pathology Report

88302 or 88305 (Digit) 

88305, 88307 or 88309 (Extremity)