Test Overview

Test Usage

To establish the presence of primary or metastatic neoplasm.

Reference Range*

Interpretive report provided.

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

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 Test Performed

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

Analytic Time

24 - 48 hours

Soft Order Code

GICSH

MiChart Code

GI Cytology

Synonyms

Synonyms

MIS
MISCELLANEOUS CYTOLOGY
Bile Duct Brushing Cytology
Duodenum Brushing Cytology
Pancreas Duct Brushing Cytology
CYTONG
Cytology, Non-Gyn

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Laboratory

Cytopathology

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Label a CytoLyt container with patient 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.

Container

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 Information

Fee Codes


CPT Code

88104-TC

Pro Fee Code

88104.5

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