Describe the fragments (color, shape, consistency).
If the specimen is a non-tumor small bowel biopsy adherent to a piece of paper, assume that the mucosal side is facing up. Examine the mucosa under the dissecting microscope and describe the villous shape/configuration (flat, finger-like, etc.).
Received without fixative/in formalin, labeled with the patient’s name, medical record number, and “_____”, are __ (number; if more than 5 use multiple) strips/irregularly shaped fragments of _____ (color) soft/friable/firm _____ tissue measuring __ x __ x __ cm in aggregate. The largest piece is __ x __ x __ cm. Entirely submitted in a tissue processing bag.
#__ = largest fragment
#__ = remaining fragments
__ blocks, __ H&E, __ Alcian yellow (or other special stain)