Diagnostic Test Directory

Division of Anatomic Pathology

Cytology, Body Fluids (Pleural, pericardial etc.)

  • LIS Mnemonic: CYTO (in PTH menu)

    Collect

    Sterile container or tube

    Volume Required

    see remark

    Minimum Required

    0.5 ml

    Transport

    Room temperature within 1 hour of removal.

    Stability

    N/A

    Unacceptable conditions

    Specimen left at room temp greater than 1 hour or refrigerated for more than 48 hours.

Days Performed

Monday - Friday 0800-1700

Reported

same day or next day

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

88108 Cytopathology Fluid - conc.; 88312 Special Stain 1; 88313 Special Stain 2

Methodology

Cytology

 

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