Test Overview

Test Methodology

Examination of glass slide(s) by light microscopy.

Test Usage

Lesion scraping cytology is used to detect the presence of neoplastic cells and/or infection and inflammatory agents.

Reference Range*

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Analytic Time

24 - 48 hours



Miscellaneous Lesion Scraping Cytology
Tzank Smear Cytology
Tzanck Smear Cytology
Cytology, Non-Gyn

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Rejection Criteria

Specimens may be rejected under the following circumstances:
- Improper fixation or air drying of cellular material
- Improper labeling of requisition (if paper requisition) or slides
- Incomplete requisition/order, including source of the specimen, date of specimen collection, patient age or date of birth, relevant clinical history, ordering physician and patient clinic location

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.

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