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Test Code:
PATHTSOD5080

Order Name:
Autopsy (Outside lab)

 
Useful For:
To determine the cause of death, the state of health of the person before he or she died, and whether any medical diagnosis and treatment before death was appropriate.
 
Methodology:
First, a visual exam of the entire body is done, including the organs and internal structures.
Then, microscopic, chemical, and microbiological exams may be made of the organs, fluids, and tissues.
All organs removed for examination are weighed, and a section is preserved for processing into microscopic slides.
 
AliasesName:
Post-mortem examination
 
 
 
Test Code:
PATHTSOD5080

Order Name:
Autopsy (Outside lab)

 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
1. Stillbirth with placenta
2. Organ
 
Specimen Testing Type:
1. Stillbirth with placenta
2. Organ
 
Rejection Criteria:
Stillbirth: No placenta seen in specimen
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Specimen Type Temperaturw Time
Fresh Specimen Refrigerated 2oC to 8oC  
 
 
 
Test Code:
PATHTSOD5080

Order Name:
Autopsy (Outside lab)

 
Method detail:
First, a visual exam of the entire body is done, including the organs and internal structures.
Then, microscopic, chemical, and microbiological exams may be made of the organs, fluids, and tissues.
All organs removed for examination are weighed, and a section is preserved for processing into microscopic slides.
 
Schedule:
Tested daily, at 07:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
 
Turnaround Time:
Received specimen to report within 2 weeks
 
Performing Location:
Surgical Pathology, Laboratory Department (Outside lab), Tel.14146
 
 
 
Test Code:
PATHTSOD5080

Order Name:
Autopsy (Outside lab)

 
 
Clinical Information:
Autopsies may be done for several reasons, including the following:
1. When a suspicious or unexpected death occurs
2. When there's a public health concern, such as an outbreak with an undetermined cause
3. When no doctor knows the deceased well enough to state a cause of death and to sign the death certificate
4. When the doctor, the family or legally responsible designee of the deceased person requests an autopsy
 
Clinical Reference:
1. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/adult/pathology/autopsy_85,p00949
    (Retrieved: 1 Mar 2019)
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autopsy (Retrieved: 29 Jan 2019)