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

24 - 48 hours

MiChart Code
Cytology, Other (Non-Gyn)
Soft Order Code
NGCSH

Test Updated:

Synonyms

ANAL
Anal Pap Cytology
Anal - Rectal Brushing Cytology
CYTONG
Cytology, Non-Gyn

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Test Overview

Test Methodology
 
Test Usage

To establish the presence of anal intraepithelial neoplasia and/or malignant neoplasm.

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Label a PreservCyt container with patient last name, first name and registration number (or other second unique identifier). Gently insert a cytobrush into the anus to a distance of 2-3 cm, ensuring sampling of the ano-rectal junction; rotate the brush or swab 360 degrees while gently pulling back and forth. Place brush directly into PreservCyt, rotate the brush in the solution 10 times while also pushing the brush against the wall of the container. Swirl the brush vigorously in the solution to further release cells. Submit with an appropriately completed requisition, including pertinent patient history. Store the specimen at room temperature and deliver to Specimen Processing or to the Cytopathology Laboratory during laboratory hours. If PreservCyt is not available, label a glass slide with patient's last name, first name and registration number (or other second unique 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. Deliver slide holder with completed requisition to Specimen Processing or to the Cytopathology Laboratory during laboratory hours.

Collection Offsite

Label a PreservCyt container with patient last name, first name and registration number (or other second unique identifier). Gently insert a cytobrush into the anus to a distance of 2-3 cm, ensuring sampling of the ano-rectal junction; rotate the brush or swab 360 degrees while gently pulling back and forth. Place brush directly into PreservCyt, rotate the brush in the solution 10 times while also pushing the brush against the wall of the container. Swirl the brush vigorously in the solution to further release cells. Submit with an appropriately completed requisition, including pertinent patient history. Store the specimen at room temperature. If PreservCyt is not available, label a glass slide with patient's last name, first name and registration number (or other second unique 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
LOINC
 

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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.