[Histonet] Hello fellow Histo's , 2 questions for you

Garrison, Becky becky.garrison <@t> jax.ufl.edu
Sat Dec 26 13:29:29 CST 2009

Here, we have either a pathologist or histotech take a cart with
dissecting microscope to the kidney biopsy in Radiology and give the
nephrologist who performs the procedure immediate feed back on whether
the biopsy contains sufficient glomeruli.  95% of the time, the techs
attend and the pathologist backs up when no tech is available.  (This
applies to native kidney biopsies only; transplant kidney biopsies are
brought immediately to Pathology Gross Room by nephrology fellow or

It is interesting that we have never charged for this 'immediate
evaluation' service, neither technical nor professional.   Are others
who perform this service charging, and if so, what CPT code / modifier
is used?  

We do not do frozens off site.

Becky Garrison
Pathology Supervisor
Shands Jacksonville
904-244-6237, phone
904-244-4290, fax
904-393-3194, pager
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Subject: [Histonet] Hello fellow Histo's , 2 questions for you

First of all I hope all of you are enjoying your Holiday. And I expect 
that many of you are not at work like me, but when you get a chance if
could help me out by answering these two questions I would be very 
grateful. :-) 

1) In your lab when you receive renal biopsy's  fresh. Who finds the 
Glomeruli using a microscope? A pathologist or a Histologist? 

2) Also, if you have frozen sections off site, do you always send a 
Histologist to assist the Pathologist? 

Thanks for your help in advance

Many Blessing to each of you!

Kim Donadio 
Pathology Supervisor
Baptist Hospital
1000 W Moreno St.
Pensacola FL 32501
Phone (850) 469-7718
Fax (850) 434-4996

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