Days Set Up
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Analytic Time

24 - 48 hours

Soft Order Code
PCSH

Test Updated:

Synonyms

BRB
BRONCHIAL BRUSHING
Bronchial Brushing Cytology
Tracheal Brushing Cytology
CYTONG
Cytology, Non-Gyn

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Test Overview

Test Methodology
 
Test Usage

To establish the presence of primary or metastatic neoplasm and to aid in the diagnosis of infectious diseases such as Cytomegalovirus, Aspergillus, and Pneumocystis carinii.

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Label a Cytolyt container with the patient's last name, first name and registration number (or other second unique patient identifier). Also indicate specific anatomic site. Brush lesion area. Place brush directly into CytoLyt, swirl the brush vigorously in the solution, then snip into the container. Submit with an appropriately completed requisition (one for each anatomic site), including pertinent patient history. Deliver immediately to Specimen Processing or to the Cytopathology Laboratory during laboratory hours. Refrigerate specimens that cannot be delivered during laboratory hours and deliver as soon as possible the following work day. Do not allow specimen to freeze. If CytoLyt is not available, label a slide with patient's last, first name and registration number (or other second unique patient identifier) using a graphite pencil (do not use ink, wax or crayon). Also indicate specific anatomic site. Distribute collected sample evenly on glass slide by gently rolling the brush on the slide and fix each smear IMMEDIATELY with spray fixative. Allow spray-fixed slides to dry completely and place into a slide holder. Submit with an appropriately completed requisition, including pertinent patient history. Deliver slide holder with an appropriately completed requisition, including pertinent patient history to Specimen Processing or to the Cytopathology Laboratory during laboratory hours.

Collection Offsite

Label a Cytolyt container with the patient's last name, first name and registration number (or other second unique patient identifier). Also indicate specific anatomic site. Brush lesion area. Place brush directly into CytoLyt, swirl the brush vigorously in the solution, then snip into the container. Submit with an appropriately completed requisition (one for each anatomic site), including pertinent patient history. Refrigerate specimens that cannot be delivered immediately and deliver as soon as possible. Do not allow specimen to freeze. If CytoLyt is not available, label a slide with patient's last, first name and registration number (or other second unique patient identifier) using a graphite pencil (do not use ink, wax or crayon). Also indicate specific anatomic site. Distribute collected sample evenly on glass slide by gently rolling the brush on the slide and fix each smear IMMEDIATELY with spray fixative. Allow spray-fixed slides to dry completely and place into a slide holder. Submit with an appropriately completed requisition, including pertinent patient history.

Red Top Tube
Minimum Volume
 

Billing Information

CPT Code
88104-TC
Pro Fee Code
88104.1
LOINC
 

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.