Frozen Section, Tissue

CPT Codes

  • 88331 - QTY (1)


  • Tissue for Frozen Section

Performing Laboratory

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
UnspecifiedTissue, freshClean container   

Days Performed

Sun - Sat

Turnaround Time

20 minutes


Name Description

Reference Range

Special Info

Tissue which has been placed in fixatives, bone, heavily calcified tissue, and CJD specimens cannot be frozen. Submit Surgical Pathology Requisition or accompany with an electronically generated test request. REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW: Requisition must be completely filled out with date of procedure, patient's name, date of birth or age, clinical history, clinician, location of procedure, specimen submitted, and any requests for special procedures i.e., F.S.

Clinical Info

Provisional diagnosis; aid to surgical therapy; determination of adequacy of tissue for special studies Interpretation by Pathologist.