Renal Biopsy

CPT CODES: 88305, 88346, 88348

SYNONYMS:

Kidney Biopsy

TEST INCLUDES:

Light microscopy, Electron Microscopy and Immunofluorescence studies

DEPARTMENT:

Surgical Pathology

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Fresh tissue core, at least 2 pieces 1 mm x 2 mm of kidney. Formalin fixed tissue is not acceptable. All specimens must have a label affixed with the patient name, medical record number and/or date of birth. All specimens must be accompanied by a completed Surgical Pathology Requisition.

TESTING SCHEDULE:

Monday - Friday,  7am-5pm, All other times available by Pathologists/Pathology Resident on call.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Submit core biopsy fresh, covered by moist cloth and a plastic bag. All specimens must have a label affixed with the patient name, medical record number and/or date of birth. All specimens must be accompanied by a completed Surgical Pathology Requisition.

Send all specimens directly to the lab via the pneumatic tube system station 423 or hand delivery directly to the lab, UH Room 2642

REFERENCE RANGE: N/A