General Information

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

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Tube Type: See Additional Info
Collection Info:
Sample Types: Oral cavity scrappings, nipple secretions/discharges, skin scrappings and eye brushings.
1. Collect the sample directly into the PreservCyt Solution designed  for nongyn specimens. The PreservCyt Solution for nongyn specimens
     has a green and white label. If no PreservCyt Solution is available, collect the sample directly into 30ml of CytoLyt Solution.
2. Label the container with the patient's name, hospital number and the date of collection.
3. Deliver the specimen to the MGH Cytology Department as soon as possible.
PreservCyt Solution is a methanol based transport media that will preserve cells for 3 weeks at room temperature.
Pertinent clinical information regarding previous malignancy, drugs, radiation therapy, or history of alcohol abuse is required for processing.
**For alternative collection methods or preservatives, please contact the MGH Cytology


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.