General Information

UPHSM LIS Test #: 8580, 4560
Schedule: Monday-Friday
Testing Time: 1 day
Testing Lab: UP Health System-Marquette

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: up to 150 mL
Tube Type: Fluid, see collection notes
Collection Info:
1. Prior to aspiration, move the patient into several different positions in order to suspend cells in the fluid.
2. Collect up to 150ml of fresh body fluid in a clean container labeled with  the patient's name, hospital number and date of collection.
3. Split the specimen into 2 equal parts.
4. Immediately add 30ml of CytoLyt (to part 1) for specimen volumes of  10 - 90 mL.
5. Add 30mLof 10% neutral buffered formalin ( to part 2) for specimen volumes  of 10 - 60 mL.
5. Deliver the specimen to the MGH Cytology Department as soon as possible.
6. Marquette General Hospital inpatient specimens without preservative  should be delivered immediately to the Cytology Department.
Pertinent clinical information regarding previous malignancy, drugs,  radiation therapy, or history of alcohol abuse or smoking is required
for processing.  **For alternative collection methods or preservatives, please contact  the MGH Cytology Department.


Automated-Thin Prep Processor, Standard Histology

CPT Codes

88112, 88305

* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Reference Range

An interpretive report will be sent.