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Beaumont Laboratory

Kidney Biopsy – Farmington Hills Only

Please contact the Farmington Hills Anatomic Pathology Laboratory if assistance with ordering is needed.

Instructions

  • The Anatomic Pathology Laboratory must be notified at least 12 hours before the planned procedure (248-471-8247).
  • The specimen must arrive in the Anatomic Pathology Laboratory by 12:00 p.m. to allow for clerical processing and shipment to the reference laboratory.
  • Specimen(s) must be accompanied by a properly completed Pathology Requisition Form, Clinical Data Sheet and Patient Information Sheet provided by Nephropath (Arkana).

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect: Kidney biopsy tissue. The surgeon or pathologist will separate the specimen for processing. This is the surgeon’s choice:

  1. If the pathologist is performing the separation, the specimen is to be submitted fresh, in a properly labeled container, on a saline dampened Telfa.
  2. If the surgeon is performing the separation, bring a fresh specimen in a properly labeled container, on a saline dampened Telfa, to Histology where a pathologist or pathology assistant will assist the alloquation.  OR, if preferred, obtain a renal kit from Histology before the procedure and complete the separation at bedside.

Specimens must be delivered fresh (without fixative), STAT, to the Anatomic Pathology Laboratory.

Rejection Criteria

  • Specimens placed in fixative and/or an improper solution.
  • Specimens not accompanied with required paperwork described in Instructions above.

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Specimens are processed immediately upon receipt in the Laboratory.   

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Anatomic Pathology Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Farmington Hills Anatomic Pathology Laboratory processes and sends to Nephropath (Arkana) Laboratory, Little Rock, AR.

Performed

Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Results available within 7 days.

Test Methodology

Varies dependent on testing performed.

Interpretation

By report.

CPT Code

Varies dependent on testing performed.  Please contact the Laboratory with questions.

Test Codes

Please contact the Farmington Hills Anatomic Pathology Laboratory if assistance with ordering is needed.

Last Updated

01/13/2017

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This directory currently reflects information only for specimens collected and/or processed at the Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, and Troy campuses.