Breast Cyst Discharge
Breast Cyst Core Needle Aspirate, Breast Cyst Fine Needle Aspirate, Mammary Aspiration, Breast Cyst Fluid
- Tech Only CPT 88108, 88305
- Tech Pro CPT 88108 (2), 88305 (2)
- PowerPath Code NGBFCF
- Schedule Monday - Friday
- Turn Around Time Within 2 business days of receipt
- Disease State Benign Conditions
- Methodology Cell Block Cytology, Cell Concentrated Cytology, Needle Aspiration
Fresh, Formalin, or CytoLyt fixed fluid in sterile container aspirated from breast cyst. No minimum/maximum volume requirements. Small volume may limit interpretation.
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, particularly for unfixed specimens. 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
Slide: 10 years