Cytology Non-Gyn

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Test Code

CPT Codes
Various, dependent on preparation type

Preferred Specimen
See Non-gyn Cytology collection instructions under the above RESOURCE section.

See Non-gyn Cytology collection instructions under the above RESOURCE section.

Transport Container
Glass slides and/or cytolyt fixative cup

Transport Temperature
Room Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room Temperature = Fixed slides - indefinitely
Room Temperature = Cytolyt fixative cups - 21 days from collection.
Refrigerated = Fresh specimens stable for 48 hours (except CSF stable 4 hours)
Frozen = not acceptable

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

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

Last Updated: August 26, 2022

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.