Test Overview
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.

Test Limitations

Insufficient specimen volume, addition of fixative, delay in delivery of specimen resulting in cellular degeneration, or allowing specimen to freeze may lead to rejection of specimen or unsatisfactory results.

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

24 - 48 hours

Soft Order Code
NGCSH or FCSH
Synonyms
  • Spinal Fluid Cytology
  • CSF Cytology
  • CCSF
  • CEREBROSPINAL FLUID
  • CYTONG
  • Cytology, Non-Gyn
Laboratory
Cytopathology
Section
Cytopathology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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
Additional Information

Test includes pathologist interpretation of results billed as a separate additional charge or billed to the client as a global fee. Special stains and/or other ancillary studies will be performed when appropriate at an additional charge. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated.

Billing
CPT Code
88112-TC
Fee Code
23125
Pro Fee CPT
88112-26
Pro Fee Code
88112.2
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