Body must be kept refrigerated (not frozen) at all times. Body must be kept fresh and no fixative used. The placenta must be kept in the same conditions and accompany the body for pathologic examination.
Any form missing required data or signatures.
Monday - Friday 0800-1700
Within 60 days
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Coordinate all requests with the Anatomic Pathology department Monday - Friday 0800-1700. Forms required: Permission for Autopsy, Copy of completed Death Certificate, Copy of Mother and Neonate charts,Summary of Clinical History.Include all required information and signatures. Transportation of body must be arranged by the Pathology department of the referring institution. Must include contact information of the person responsible for disposition of the deceased. CHOP will not take responsibility for disposition of the body.