Ciliary Motility Studies Cytology
CPT CODE: 88104
SYNONYMS: Kinetic studies for nasal cilia
TEST INCLUDES: Wet preparation evaluation of nasal cells for evidence of ciliary motility.
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT: Brushing of the nasal turbinate in a 15 Ml centrifuge tube containing RPMI fluid (preferred) or saline.
TESTING SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 08:00 - 15:00. Turnaround Time: 1 working day.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Please allow 1 inch of wire for handling in the laboratory. Specimens can be transported in an insulated container containing ice or an ice pack BUT NOT dry ice. Specimen must be insulated from the ice to prevent freezing. Electron microscopic studies can be added by request.
REFERENCE INTERVAL: Normal motility.