Test Overview
Test Methodology

Standard methods for the processing of tissue for electron microscopic examination are followed.

Test Usage

Diagnosis by ultrastructure.

Reference Range *

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Analytic Time

1 week

  • Consult
  • Surgical
  • Ciliary Ultrastructural Examination
  • Ciliary Biopsy for Immotile Cilia Syndrome
Anatomic Pathology
Electron Microscopy
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

An EM fixation kit containing glutaraldehyde fixative may be obtained by contacting MLabs. Place the specimen into the 3% formaldehyde/3% glutaraldehyde fixative. Fix at 4 degrees C until shipment at ambient (room) temperature. Do not freeze the specimen. For Buffy Coat specimens, collect specimen in green top tube. Refrigerate and send at least 4mL intact heparinized whole blood.

Additional Information

Test includes pathologist interpretation of results billed as a separate additional charge or billed to the client as a global fee. A specimen should also be submitted for routine light microscopic evaluation at the time the specimen is obtained for EM study. EM is not a substitute for routine light microscopy and the ultrastructural features must be interpreted within the context of the light microscopy findings.

CPT Code
88348-TC Diagnostic, 88305-TC Thick Section
Pro Fee CPT
88348-26 Diagnostic, 88305-26 Thick Section