Test Overview
Test Usage

To establish the presence of primary or metastatic neoplasm and to aid in the diagnosis of certain infections such as Herpes virus, Candida, and certain benign conditions such as Barrett's esophagus.

Reference Range *

Interpretive report provided.

Test Limitations

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
GICSH
Synonyms
  • ESOW
  • ESOPHAGEAL WASHING
  • CYTONG
  • Cytology, Non-Gyn
Laboratory
Cytopathology
Section
Cytopathology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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; do not add fixative. 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.

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
88104.3
NY State Approved
No