Electron Microscopy

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure #: MAX0157A

CPT: 88348


Requisition Form G-2V.
Test Description Testing of suspected viruses by direct observation of virus morphology and size.
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Stool, tissue culture fluid, urine, washings, vesicular fluids, tissue, serum.
Minimum Volume/Size Required 1-2 mL.
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping Keep fluids cold. Dry smears may be stored at ambient temperatures. Do not freeze.
Transport Medium Viral transport media (VTM) or universal transport media (UTM) for swabs.
Specimen Labeling Tube must have two forms of identification, preferably full name and DOB.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements Keep fluids cold and ship on cold packs. Dry smears may be stored at ambient temperatures. Do not freeze.
Method Transmission Electron Microscopy
Turn-around Time 2 business days.
Interferences/Limitations N/A
Common Causes for Rejection Information on the form and tube do not match, failure to put two forms of identification on tube, submission of incorrect specimen type.
Additional Information Please contact the Infectious Disease Control Unit at 512-776-7676 if submitting a suspected Pox specimen for identification.