Ocular Fluid Cytology
CPT CODE: 88104, 88108, 88112
SYNONYMS: Eye/vitreous fluid, eye chamber aspirate
TEST INCLUDES: Specimen preparation and cytologic evaluation.
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.