Cerebrospinal Fluid Cytology

CPT CODE: 88112, 88108

SYNONYMS: Spinal fluid, CSF

TEST INCLUDES: Specimen preparation and cytologic evaluation

DEPARTMENT: Cytology

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT: >1mL fresh fluid from lumber, cisternal, or vertebral puncture in clean tube (NO fixative or anticoagulant added)

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

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Specify site of origin on request form. Send to lab immediately.

REFERENCE INTERVAL: Normal cells.