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: 5.0 mL - 30 mL
Tube Type: Body site washings
Collection Info:
1. 5.0 to 30 mL of washings or aspirates collected by the physician  during endoscopic examination.
2. Label the container with the patient's name, hospital number and date  of collection.
3. Immediately add 30mL of CytoLyt Solution to the specimen and gently  shake to suspend the specimen in the preservative.
4. Deliver the specimen to the MGH Cytology Department as soon as  possible. CytoLyt Solution is a methonal based transport media
     that will preserve cells for eight days at room temperature.
5. 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

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