Cyst Fluid Cytology
CPT CODE: 88108, 88104, 88112, 88305
SYNONYMS: Breast, renal, ovarian, pancreas, etc.
TEST INCLUDES: Specimen preparation and cytologic evaluation.
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT: > 0.5 mL freshly aspirated fluid in a clean, leak proof glass or hard plastic container with screw top lid and NO fixative added.
TESTING SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 08:30 - 15:30. Turnaround time: 2 working days.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Send to laboratory immediately for processing. Refrigerate specimen if there is any delay in delivery. Specify anatomic site and all pertinent data on request form.
REFERENCE INTERVAL: Normal cells.