Maturation Index

CPT CODE: 88164 and 88155

SYNONYMS: Hormonal evaluation, hormonal index

TEST INCLUDES: Staining of prepared smear and count of 100 cells..

DEPARTMENT: Cytology

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT: 1 slide containing scrapings from the lateral vaginal wall smeared on labeled glass slide and immediately wet-fixed in 95% ethyl alcohol.

TESTING SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 08:30 - 15:30.  Turnaround time: 5-7 working days.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen slide must be labeled with patient's name at the site of collection. Cervical smears are not suitable for cell count. DO NOT allow air drying when making the smear. Be sure to include all pertinent clinical data of the specimen request form. For more information, contact the Cytology Laboratory directly.

REFERENCE INTERVAL: Results are reported in a ration of parabasal cells/intermediate cells/superficial cells.