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Department: PATHOLOGY
Container: 10% Formalin (obtained from Pathology)
Transport: Add sterile saline and refrigerate fresh specimen if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88305
Comments: Send lymph nodes fresh if special procedures are ordered. Pathologist/histotechnologist is notified prior to surgery.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.