- Tech Only CPT
- Tech Pro CPT
- PowerPath Code NGBAL
- Schedule Monday to Friday
- Turn Around Time Within 1-2 business days of receipt
- Disease State Benign Conditions, GI Tract Cancer, Lung Cancer
- Methodology Cytology
Container type: Sterile ContainerSpecimen type: FreshPreferred Volume: 20mLMinimum Volume: 5mL
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
Request form should include clinical history or the need for microbiology testing.
Storage and Transportation
Store and transport refrigerated.
Cause for Rejection
Frozen specimen, specimens without two (2) patient identifiers or improper fixative.Upon review, the technologist/pathologist may determine the material is unsatisfactory for proper evaluation.
Liquid specimens: 1 weekPrepared slides: 5 years