Frozen Section

Synonyms

  • FS
  • Surgical Pathology, Frozen Section

EPIC Order Number

3000015 – Clinic Pathology Request

4000079 – Hospital Pathology Request (complete letter in EPIC)

Collect

  • Fresh and send immediately to the Surgical Pathology.
  • Specimen must be accompanied by a completed Surgical Pathology Request (or EPIC Electronic Order) including the "Special Orders” for frozen section and operating room #. Specify part (A,B,C…) to be examined designating it with "FS”.
  • Please call Surgical Pathology at 715-847-2130 before sending.
  • Outside clinics, please include call back number.

Unacceptable

In formalin or saline

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Performed

Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

AFTER HOURS:  Available as an on-call basis for evenings, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.  Call Aspirus Wausau Hospital operator at 715-847-2121 to page pathologist on call.

Reported/Turnaround Time

15-20 minutes from receipt of specimen for single frozen section.

NOTE:  Results may be delayed or the sample rejected if pertinent and/or required information is conflicting or missing, or if it was delivered to wrong department.

See Surgical Pathology Report

88331 - Initial Frozen Section Performed

88332 - Each Additional Frozen Section Performed