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Hirschsprung Biopsy

Ordering information:

Cerner Orderable: Hirschprung's Biopsy.

Fresh rectal biopsy with submucosa.

Alternate names:
Congenital Aganglionic Megacolon, Hirschsprung's Disease
Anatomical Pathology
Test Code:
Specimen types:
Container types:
Sterile JarSterile Jar
Collection Instructions:

Please call the anatomical Pathology Laboratory on 3477 to advise of arrival time to the lab. Send fresh specimen(s) during business hours to anatomical pathology immediately.

Lab hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.

Note: This is a send out test. Please take into account transoprt time to RCH. They also need to receive the specimen during business hours.

Result Turnaround Time:
24-48 hours
Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Store in the fridge if taken out of hours and call on call pathologist to let them know. This is sent to the RCH who will not perfom this test until the next working day which is why they should not take the biopsy out of hours if possible.

Transport Instructions:

Place specimen in esky with ice packs. Packing list PL_RCHH

Laboratory Notes:

Call Kings courier.

Send to: Anatomical Pathology, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville VIC 3052.

Contact: 9345 5748 to let them know to expect it.


External Laboratory:
Royal Childrens Hospital
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