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Gross Only Specimens

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Dahl-Chase Diagnostic Services

SURGICAL PATHOLOGY

GROSS ONLY SPECIMENS

 

The following specimens are considered gross only specimens in our laboratory.  The gross only examination will include macroscopic examination, description, and diagnosis of the material received.

  • Accessory bones and digits.
  • Acromio-clavicular joint.
  • Arthroscopic shavings.
  • Breast implant.
  • Bullets.
  • Bunions/claw toes/hammer toes.
  • Calculi, usually submitted for chemical analysis unless stated otherwise.
  • Common bile duct stone.
  • Foreign objects/foreign body.
  • Gallstones
  • Bones for degenerative arthritis/OA
  • Lenses.
  • Meniscus.
  • Nasal septum.
  • Orthopedic hardware.
  • Ossicles of the ear.
  • Panniculectomy tissue.
  • Parasites.
  • Prosthetic material (metallic or synthetic).
  • Rib- incidental removal.
  • Scar tissue from plastic surgery.
  • Skin- cosmetic tissue.
  • Teeth.
  • Tissue from rotator cuff repair.
  • Toenail and fingernails.
  • Tonsils and adenoids 17 and under.
  • Traumatic amputation specimens (extremity, fingers, toes) and debridement tissue from trauma.
  • Uvula from sleep apnea.
  • Vaginal mucosa for repair.
  • Varicose veins.
  • Any structure, tissue or material not specifically mentioned above, that in the opinion of a pathologist, does not require microscopic examination.