Avero Diagnostics is capable of processing and diagnosing all biopsies. Please call us at the numbers listed below with any specific questions regarding the specimen type, or if you have specific questions for specialized testing of tissue samples.
Fee for service will vary, depending on the number of specimens submitted and complexity of the specimen and diagnosis:
88300, Level I
88302, Level II
88304, Level III
88305, Level IV
88307, Level V
88309, Level VI
Additional testing may be ordered at the discretion of the pathologist as follows: 88311, decalcification; 88312 or 88313, special stains and/or 88341, 88342, 88344 IHC (immunohistochemistry stains); 88331, Frozen Section (Lubbock Only). These services will be performed at an additional charge.
Room temperature indefinitely
Specimens collected using alternative methods may not be rejected but may include a disclaimer on the final report.
Routine Histopathology Specimens:
10% Neutral buffered formalin-fixed tissue
Send fresh tissue immediately in a container without fixative
24 – 48 hours from receipt at the lab
Depending on tissue type and arrival in lab, a TAT of 20 minutes can be expected
- Collect biopsy(ies) with care. Avoid crushing the specimen with forceps or other instruments.
- a. Routine tissues- place tissue in 10% neutral buffered formalin within one hour of excision.
b. Frozen Section specimen- place tissue in a container without fixative.
- Notate on requisition the time of tissue collection and cold ischemic time.
- Label specimen container with two patient identifiers.
Monday – Friday (days)
Macroscopic and microscopic evaluation performed