Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Rush Requests for Surgical Pathology Specimens

Test Name: Rush Requests for Surgical Pathology Specimens
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Pathology - UH
Specimen Type: Tissue
Collection Information: Rush Request Surgical Pathology is available by contacting Pathology at ext 32956.

You will need to provide:
1. Patient name and PIN
2. Procedure date
3. Specimen type
4. Requestor name
5. MRP (most responsible person) Contact Name
MRP Contact #
6. Date results needed or follow up visit, if inpatient or outpatient

This information is used to determine the most appropriate processing of the specimen.

Requests for same day processing:
Requests for same day processing are considered under the most urgent clinical circumstances and are ONLY available after consultation with the appropriate Pathologist, by contacting Pathology at ext. 32956.
Only specimens containing tissue fragments of less than 0.5cm will be considered.

See our policy on Submission of Specimens to Pathology.
Requisition: PowerChart: E-order choosing appropriate specimen. See Identification of Clinical Specimens.
Test Schedule: Weekdays
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
24-72 hours specimen dependent
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2020-02-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Method of Analysis: Examination and analysis
Critical Information Required: Clinical history is crucial to an accurate diagnosis.
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Surgical Pathology Request
Referred To:  

Questions? Comments? Contact Laura Gopaul