Test Overview
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.

Test Limitations

Improper fixation or air drying of cellular material or allowing specimen to freeze may lead to specimen rejection or unsatisfactory results.

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

24 - 48 hours

Soft Order Code
GICSH
Synonyms
  • Rectal Brushing Cytology
  • CYTONG
  • Cytology, Non-Gyn
Laboratory
Cytopathology
Section
Cytopathology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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
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
88104-TC
Fee Code
23137
Pro Fee CPT
88104-26
Pro Fee Code
88104.5
NY State Approved
No