Cyst Fluid Cytology

CPT CODE: 88108, 88104, 88112, 88305

SYNONYMS: Breast, renal, ovarian, pancreas, etc.

TEST INCLUDES: Specimen preparation and cytologic evaluation.

DEPARTMENT: Cytology

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.