Cytology Non-GYN, Washing or Lavage

Test Code

Alias/See Also
Bronchial Washing, Biliary Washing, Esophageal Washing, Gastric Washing

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
Cytolyt Fixative
(No minimum requirements for acceptance.)

Express fluid directly into Cytolyt Fixative. Label container with 2 patient identifiers.

Transport Container
Cytolyt Fixative

Transport Temperature
Room Temperature
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Specimen Stability
Room Temperature = Cytolyt fixative cups - 21 days from collection.
Refrigerated = not acceptable
Frozen = not acceptable

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Specimen leaked, incomplete or missing information on requisition, specimen submitted in expired vial according to label, specimen submitted in formalin.

Microscopic examination of slides

Setup Schedule
Week days

Report Available
Routine specimens available within 48 hours excluding weekends.

Clinical Significance
Diagnose primary and metastatic malignant neoplasms; differential diagnosis of benign versus malignant processes.

Performing Laboratory
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439

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.