Cytology Order (Non-Gyn) Lp

Test Code

Alias/See Also
Non-Gyn Cytology

FNA's, mucoid and fluid type specimens where cytologic examination is needed

Preferred Specimen

Fresh or spray-fixed specimens may be submitted for cytologic examination.



Transport Container

Fresh specimens may be submitted in a labeled leakproof container. Spray-fixed smears should be submitted in plastic slide holders which are provided or sent in 95% alcohol in a leakproof specimen cup.

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Unlabeled specimens wil be rejected

ThinPrep technology or manual procedure depending on the specimen type

Setup Schedule

Specimen preparation is Monday - Friday 6:00am - 6:00pm

Report Available
Available upon completion of analysis, normally 1 - 2 days

Reference Range

Morphologic reporting format is used along with the Bethesda reporting format depending upon specimen type.

Clinical Significance

Cytology specimens are examined for benign, atypical and malignant cellular changes. Organisms will also be reported if identified during the process.

The CPT Codes provided in this document 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 payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.