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Oral Pathology


Required Forms for Patient Biopsies

UW OP Complete Forms Packet (Compilation of all required forms) (PDF)

Individual Forms

Resources for Referring Dental Offices

How to Start

Complete the Biopsy Kit Request Form online and FAX it to us. If you are having issues with the FAX machine, call us at 206-543-4440. We will mail you a biopsy kit, which will contain:

  • First-class postage paid box
  • Formalin and/or transport medium
  • Sealable bag for biopsy bottle
  • Instruction slip

What to Send

Ship container-protected slides, tissue blocks, or formalin-fixed tissue to us with a copy of the Request for Laboratory Study form.

When sending formulin or IMF bottles, the patients’ name and date of birth (DOB) are REQUIRED on the bottles for processing. Refer to the following images:

Labeled Formulin & IMF Bottles
Examples of Labeled Formulin and IMF Bottles

Include medical and dental insurance information or a photocopy of the patient’s insurance cards. We accept assignment for state and federal health coverage such as Medicaid (DSHS), Medicare, and Tricare.

What will we do

  1. Examine and diagnose the specimen.
  2. Mail or fax a written report to your office.
  3. Bill your patient or your office for our services.

If your patient has any questions about their bill, they can call our billing office at 206.616.1359. We are happy to send statements to patients’ insurance companies upon request.