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.
  • AFTER HOURS
    • Contact Aspirus Security to allow access into the AIP histology laboratory to place fresh specimen in refrigerator if unable to fit in any formalin-filled container.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigeration

Performed

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

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)