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Skin Biopsy for Histological Analysis

Synonym(s):

punch biopsy, shave biopsy, excisional biopsy, skin

Application:

Diagnose and/or rule out skin conditions and diseases

Specimen Type:

Skin specimen

Specimen Collection:

Select an appropriately-sized formalin container in which the specimen to formalin ratio is approximately 10:1.

Collection Procedure:

Place punch, shave or excisional skin biopsy in 10% neutral buffered formalin.

Required Information:

Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name, second unique identifier, and specimen source/site.

Specimen Stability:

Ambient: Indefinite

Unacceptable Specimen:

Samples fixed in fixatives other than 10% neutral buffered formalin.

Department:

Histology

Turnaround:

12 business days from receipt

Performed:

Monday–Saturday

Retention:

Blocks: 10 years
Slides: 10 years

CPT Code:*

88304

88305

Test Code(s):

SURG-O

*The listed CPT codes are for reference use only. Final coding is based on CPT guidelines and individual circumstances.

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