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 muscle biopsy tissue examination
Specimen: Excised muscle tissue 
Volume: Entire specimen 
Minimum Volume:  
Specimen Collection: Surgical excision of muscle tissue. 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Contact Histology 262-3736 prior to procedure. Transport fresh on ice to Pathology. If clamps are used, do not remove tissue from them. 
Lab Code: PATH 
Requisition: Pathology See Test Requisition 21 (outpatient) 
Test Includes: Gross and microscopic examination with diagnosis (Light and Electron Microscopy depending on request and/or suspected diagnosis) 
Critical Value:  
Test Frequency: Monday - Friday 
Routine TAT: 5-7 working days 
CPT Code(s): 88305, 88313x3, 88319x4, 88348 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 05/05/2016
Time: 00:51:25 (24hr)