Gout/Tophus

Synonyms

  • Surgical Pathology, Gout/Tophus
  • Tophus

EPIC Order Number

3000015 – Clinic Pathology Request

4000079 – Hospital Pathology Request (complete letter in EPIC)

Collect

  • Fresh or send in 100% ethyl alcohol.
  • 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) containing two patient identifiers (patient name, DOB, and/or MRN), collection date/time,  pertinent patient history, performing physician, and specimen site/source. 
NOTE:  Indicate on the request the suspicion for gout or evaluation for bi-refringent crystals.

Unacceptable

Specimen is in formalin.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Performed

Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Reported/Turnaround Time

Results are sent 1-2 working days of receipt.

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

See Surgical Pathology Report