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

24 - 48 hours

Soft Order Code
GICSH

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Rectal 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 certain infections, such as amebiasis, giardiasis, and strongyloidiasis.

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

Label a CytoLyt container with the patient's last name, first name and registration number (or other second unique patient identifier). 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, 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 name, first name and registration number (or other second unique patient identifier) using a graphite pencil (do not use ink, wax or crayon). Gently roll brush on glass slide to cover the area of a dime 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
88104.5
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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.