Test Code: 
Musb
Department: 
Anatomical Pathology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
By arrangement.Muscle Bx Kit - collect from Anat Path
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays - Sample must reach Anatomical Pathology by 1530 hrs
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Neuromuscular Laboratory Services - Alfred Hospital
Laboratory: 
Histology
Test Code: 
Hist
Department: 
Anatomical Pathology
Pseudonyms: 
Biopsy for Paraffin Section
Collection Requirements: 
10% Neutral Buffered formalin
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Histology
Test Code: 
HistFS
Department: 
Anatomical Pathology
Pseudonyms: 
Frozen Section - Histopathology
Collection Requirements: 
Operative tissues for immediate histopathology
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays (out of hours - see notes)
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Histology
Prior booking of frozen secton is desirable. At the time of operation, the laboratory should be notified by intercom of the impending arrival of the specimen from theatre. Out of Hours: MUST be pre-booked. Page the Pathologist on call.
Test Code: 
HisRe
Department: 
Anatomical Pathology
Pseudonyms: 
Renal Biopsy - Histopathology
Collection Requirements: 
Renal biopsy. See notes
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Laboratory: 
Histology
Biopsies should be booked through Anatomical Pathology staff Ext. 28426. Biopsies should be performed early in the day to enable laboratory procedures to be performed during normal working hours. Requests for electron microscopy should be stated on the request form.
Test Code: 
Nerb
Department: 
Anatomical Pathology
Pseudonyms: 
Nerve Biopsy - Histopathology
Collection Requirements: 
By Arrangement.Nerve Bx kit.- collect rom Anat Path. Nerve biopsy fresh in a sterile container
Availability: 
Weekdays - Sample must reach Anatomical Pathology by 1530 hrs
Requires own tube?: 
No
Reference Laboratory: 
Victorian Neuromuscular Laboratory Services - Alfred Hospital
Laboratory: 
Histology
Nerve biopsy kits containing appropriate specimen containers, fixatives and instructions should be obtained from Anatomical Pathology department at RMH (03 9342 7750). 24 hours notice is required to ensure kit is available.
Test Code: 
PM
Department: 
Anatomical Pathology
Pseudonyms: 
PM, Autopsy
Collection Requirements: 
The attached Austin PM and Post Mortem Risk Assessment forms must be completed.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Melbourne Health patients only. On request and by arrangment with Anatomical Pathology RMH. Please contact Anatomical Pathologist via the Pathology hotline on ext 28000.
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Reference Laboratory: 
The Austin Hospital
Laboratory: 
Histology
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