Heart Biopsy

CPT Codes

  • 88307 - QTY (1)


  • Endomyocardial Biopsy

Performing Laboratory

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
Several mm2 biopsiesMuscle, cardiac (fresh)Clean container   
OneParaffin blockClean container   

Days Performed

Mon - Fri

Turnaround Time

1 day


Name Description

Reference Range

Special Info

Indicate patient's name and unique identifier on specimen container.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, initial of the nurse who assisted with the procedure and any requests for special procedures (i.e. FS).

Clinical Info

Evaluation of cardiac transplant rejection Interpretation by Pathologist.