Bile Duct Brushing


Common Bile Duct, Biliary Brushing, CBD Brushing, Bile Duct Stricture brushing

  • Tech Only CPT 88112
  • Tech Pro CPT 88112 (2)
  • PowerPath Code NGBR
  • Schedule Monday - Friday
  • Turn Around Time Within 2 business days of receipt
  • Methodology Liquid-Based Cell Enhanced Concentrated Cytology


Bile Duct, Pancreas, Liver

Specimen Requirements

CytoLyt fixed fluid in sterile container. No minimum/maximum volume requirements. Small volume may limit interpretation.

Clinical Significance

Cellular morphology of cytologic specimens is interpreted to diagnose inflammatory, neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions. In addition, cytologic diagnoses is used to monitor recurrent and metastatic malignant conditions.

Required Patient Info

2 patient identifiers

Storage and Transportation

When possible, store specimen at 2°C - 8°C. Specimen may be transported at 15°C - 30°C. Do not freeze.

Cause for Rejection

Improper or inadequate patient identification, frozen specimens


Primary specimen container: 7 days from processing
ThinPrep Vial: 14 days from processing
Slide: 10 years