Examination of glass slide(s) by light microscopy.
Lesion scraping cytology is used to detect the presence of neoplastic cells and/or infection and inflammatory agents.
Interpretive report provided.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Days Test Performed
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
24 - 48 hours
Miscellaneous Lesion Scraping Cytology
Tzank Smear Cytology
Tzanck Smear Cytology
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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.