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

1 week

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Consult
Surgical
Ciliary Ultrastructural Examination
Ciliary Biopsy for Immotile Cilia Syndrome

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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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

If you are unable to return the biopsy to Surgical Pathology accessioning by 3:30pm, keep the vial with the tissue for 1 hour at room temperature and then store it in a refrigerator (specimen must not be frozen). Deliver the vial with the tissue to Surgical Pathology accessioning, at 8:00am the next working day.

Collection Offsite

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.

Minimum Volume
 

Billing Information

CPT Code
88348-TC Diagnostic, 88349-TC Thick Section
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.