Lab Test

Lymph Nodes – Farmington Hills Only

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

Test Codes

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


If Microbiology testing is requested on the same specimen, a proper Microbiology Request Form must accompany the specimen in addition to a completed Pathology Requisition Form.

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect: Lymph Node Tissue, submitted fresh on a saline-dampened Telfa pad (not floating), in a sterile collection container.

Transport specimen STAT to the Anatomic Pathology Laboratory.

Rejection Criteria

  • Specimens submitted in a fixative.
  • Specimens received without the proper paperwork as described in Instructions above.

In-Lab Processing

Gross dictation, tissue processing and microtomy are performed routinely. If necessary, special procedures are ordered by the pathologist, including but not limited to: special stains, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, ER/PR studies, etc.


Specimen Stability for Testing:

Specimens are processed immediately upon receipt in the Laboratory.   

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Any unprocessed surgical specimen is placed in 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin and disposed after 4 weeks from receiving date.


Farmington Hills Anatomic Pathology Laboratory.


Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm unless otherwise scheduled with Anatomic Pathology Services.
Results are available within 24–48 hours unless special study is required.

Test Methodology

Routine processing. Hematoxylin and Eosin stained slides; special staining procedures as needed.


Diagnosis performed by the board certified pathologist.

CPT Codes

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


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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.