Brushing Cytology

CPT CODE: 88112, 88108, 88104

SYNONYMS: Bronchial, esophageal, gastric, renal pelvis, bile duct, hepatic duct, etc.

TEST INCLUDES: Specimen preparation and cytologic evaluation

DEPARTMENT: Cytology

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT: Disposable brush(es) in clean black-top tube containing saline or other balanced electrolyte solution..

TESTING SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 08:00 - 15:30. Turnaround time: 2 working days.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Leave at least 1 inch of wire with the brush for handling during processing. Specify site of origin on request form. Deliver to lab immediately.

REFERENCE INTERVAL: Normal cells.