Histology Lab Setup

Planning Assistance

Having a business plan is essential in knowing When, Where, How, and Why. What is your break even? How many people will you need? What equipment and supplies will you need? How much will this all cost?

Facility Buildout

  • Floors
  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Ventilation
  • Power
  • Lighting
  • Utilities
  • Personnel
  • Equipment
  • Consumables
  • SOPs and regulatory compliance
  • Specimen Tracking
Skin Sample

Sample Business Plan for Physician Office Laboratory (POL)

  • Approximate annual Bx volume 3,000 specimens
  • Lab prepares slides from tissue biopsies
  • Slides and blocks shipped to lab daily
  • Lab accesses the reports through web portal or EMR
  • Lab bills TC CPT 88305. Lab bills PC CPT 8830526
  • Globally bills special stains and IHC. (88312, 88313, 88342, 88346)

Sample Lab Budget

  • Vented lab space $8K to $20K renovation costs
  • Equipment purchases ~ $50K to $80K
  • Sub total – $88,591.00
  • Technical Component (TC) Revenue – $162,000.00
  • Margin on Overhead – $68,700.00
Dermatology Lab Graph 2
Dermatology Lab Chart
Dematology Chart