Ocular Fluid Cytology

CPT CODE: 88104, 88108, 88112

SYNONYMS: Eye/vitreous fluid, eye chamber aspirate

TEST INCLUDES: Specimen preparation and cytologic evaluation.

DEPARTMENT: Cytology

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT: >0.5 mL freshly aspirated fluid in a clean, leakproof glass or hard plastic container with screw top lid and no fixative added; a capped syringe is also acceptable.

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 site of origin and all pertinent data on the request form.

REFERENCE INTERVAL: Normal cells.