General Information

UPHSM LIS Test #: 4590
Schedule: Monday - Friday
Testing Time: 1 day
Testing Lab: UP Health System-Marquette

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 1.0 mL minimum
Tube Type: CSF
Collection Info:
1. 1.0mL or greater of CSF is aspirated by the physician during a lumbar  puncture procedure.
2. Immediately express the CSF into 30mL of CytoLyt Solution.
3. Label the container with the patient's name, hospital number, and the  date of collection.
4. Deliver the specimen to the MGH Cytology Department as soon as  possible. CytoLyt Solution is a methanol 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


* 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.