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



Specimen Requirements

Fresh, Formalin, or CytoLyt fixed fluid in sterile container aspirated from breast cyst. 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, 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