|Rectal Suction Biopsy-Hirschsprung Evaluation||Anatomic Pathology|
Tissue (Formalin fixed)
|Container Type||Container Size||Specimen Volume|
Formalin (10%) in sterile container
Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
- Place specimen in formalin and transport to lab immediately after collection
Specimen size: At least one biopsy measuring 0.3 cm in diameter excised to a depth of 0.05 cm should be collected.
- Preferred Method Formalin-fixed specimens: Deliver to pathology within 1 hour of collection. Call CPA for a pickup: CPA can be reached via Vocera ‘CPA Lab’
- Fresh specimen: Call CPA for a pickup.Hand deliver to pathologist or designee within 15 minutes of collection
Other requirements: Specimen must be clearly labeled or designated as "Rectal Suction Biopsy" with "Hirschsprung Evaluation" or "Rule out Hirschsprung" noted. Failure to communicate the need for Hirschsprung evaluation by incomplete labeling or incomplete clinical history may result in an indeterminate final diagnosis. If submitting a Full Thickness biopsy for Hirschprung Evaluation, please refer to test Full Thickness Biopsy-Hirschsprung Evaluation.
*Saturday evaluation of specimens received after noon on Friday is available but must be coordinated with on-call pathologist in advance.
No specimen will be rejected. Submitting provider will be notified of potentially inadequate biopsies or labelling errors.
- added IHC as needed (88341 per additional antibody)