Body Cavity Fluid Cytology
CPT CODE: 88112, 88108, 88104, 88305
SYNONYMS: Pleural fluid, peritoneal fluid, pericardial fluid, ascites, etc.
TEST INCLUDES: Specimen preparation and cytologic evaluation.
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT: 5-500 mL fresh fluid in clean glass or hard plastic container with screw top lid
TESTING SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 08:00 - 15:30. Turnaround time: 2 working days.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Specimens must be submitted in glass or hard plastic containers with screw top lids. Soft plastic bags or E-vac containers are not acceptable. DO NOT add fixatives. Deliver to lab immediately.
REFERENCE INTERVAL: Normal cells