Podiatric Pathology

Methodology: 
Microscopic exam
Performed: 
Monday - Friday
Reported: 
1 - 3 days
Result: 
Interpretive report
Specimen Requirements: 

Skin tissue must be fixed in 10% formalin. If immunobullous disease is suspected, submit half of the tissue in Michel’s fixative for a direct immunofluorescence study.

For podiatry kits (#101), fixative and more information, contact the UF Health Pathology Laboratories Client Services Department at 888.375.LABS (5227). Culture collection medium is provided in the podiatry kits.

Storage/Transport Temperature: Submit specimens according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines.

Unacceptable Conditions:
  • Frozen specimens
  • Specimens not in appropriate fixative
Stability (collection to initiation of testing):
  • Ambient: Indefinitely
  • Refrigerated: Indefinitely
CPT Code (s): 

Call UF Health Pathology Laboratories’ Client Services Department at 888.375.LABS (5227) for CPT codes.

Notes: 

UFHPL Test #: 93265

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