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

24 - 48 hours

Soft Order Code
NGCSH or FCSH

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Spinal Fluid Cytology
CSF Cytology
CCSF
CEREBROSPINAL FLUID
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 cryptococcal meningitis.

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Cells in CSF degenerate rapidly; specimens should be delivered as quickly as possible to the Cytopathology laboratory. Label a clean, leakproof, rigid container with the patient's last name, first name and registration number (or other second unique patient identifier). Place fresh specimen into the container. Submit with an appropriately completed requisition including pertinent patient history. Refrigerate specimens that cannot be delivered immediately and deliver as soon as possible. Do not allow specimen to freeze.

Normal Volume
Submit as much as is available
Minimum Volume
1 mL

Billing Information

CPT Code
88112-TC
Pro Fee Code
88112.2
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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

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.