TISSUE PATHOLOGY TESTING SERVICES

Effective Date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008
Reviewed: 
Mon, 03/03/2014
Policy: 

  1. All tissue pathology testing will be done at Diagnostic Pathology Medical Group, Inc.,  

  • 3301 C Street
  • Ste 200e
  • Sacramento, CA 95816.
  • Phone (916) 446-0424
  • Fax (916)446-9330.

  1. After collection by the clinician, the specimen will be placed in the appropriate fixative (neutral buffered 10% formalin) The formalin containers are available in the Laboratory.
  2. Tissue pathology requests are entered into PNC. An automatic question box opens at the time of ordering so the specimen description can be entered.
  3. Billing is automatic through PNC once the specimen is accessioned by the lab staff.
  4. Send specimens to the laboratory. Lab staff will log the specimen on the pathology log and bag it for the Quest courier. The log will have a patient PNC sticker and a description of the specimen. A copy of the PNC requisition is also filed.
  5. Results are received electronically via the interface with Quest. They are also mailed and the color copy is scanned into the electronic chart. Biopsy reports are retained for 10 years.
  6. Technical questions and requests for reports may be directed to DPMG medical services at (916)446-0424. Our account number is 273.
  7. The client account representative may be reached at 1-800-288-8008 x1141.
  8. Pick up of specimens is twice per day via the regular Quest courier or on Saturdays by calling the Quest logistics department at 1-800-288-8008 ext. 3.