Lipid-Laden Macrophage Detection

CPT CODE: 88104, 88108, 88112, 88313

SYNONYMS:

TEST INCLUDES: Specimen preparation and cytologic evaluation; special stain for identification of lipid-laden macrophages.

DEPARTMENT: Cytology

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT: >1.0 mL freshly aspirated tracheal/bronchial material in a clean, leakproof 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: Specimen must be fresh; do NOT add any type of fixative. Send to laboratory immediately for processing. Refrigerate specimen if there is any delay in delivery.

REFERENCE INTERVAL: Macrophages without intracytoplasmic lipid.