Renal Biopsy


  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Surgical Pathology, Renal Biopsy

EPIC Order Number

3000015 – Clinic Pathology Request

4000079 – Hospital Pathology Request (complete letter in EPIC)


  • 1-2 mm thick portions of a needle biopsy (3 cores) or wedge (cortex for renal biopsy).
  • The biopsy should be placed in a container of saline and sent directly to Surgical Pathology.
  • 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.  Also, indicate the reference lab of choice (e.g. Marshfield Labs or Mayo Medical Laboratories).

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature


Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

AFTER HOURS:  Please contact the Pathologist on call by calling the Aspirus Wausau Hospital operator at 715-847-2121.

Reported/Turnaround Time

Variable per selected reference lab (e.g. Marshfield Labs or Mayo Medical Laboratories)

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

See Surgical Pathology Report from Associates in Pathology

See Mayo Medical Laboratory/Marshfield Lab results reported in EPIC by Aspirus Reference Laboratory