Name: Cytology, Body Fluids
Test Name: Cytology, Body Fluids
Health Link Test Code: HCPATHM
LIS Test Code: AP3 (HC), AP26 (MF)
CPT Code(s): 88112
Days Performed: Mon-Fri, 0800-1700.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 2 days.
Specimen: Pleural, Peritoneal, Pericardial
Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container
ALL BODY FLUIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED FRESH. DO NOT ADD ANY TYPE OF FIXATIVE OR ANTICOAGULANT. DO NOT COLLECT FLUID IN BLOOD COLLECTION TUBES. Follow standard aseptic collection procedures. 20-50mL is the preferred amount of specimen. Remove a well mixed aliquot from large fluid collections (50-200 mL). NOTE: For pleural fluids, indicate the right or left location on the order.
Collection Volume: See collection instructions.
Sample Analyzed: Body fluid aliquot
Testing Volume: 1 - 2 mL
Outreach Specimen Processing:
Refrigerate specimen following collection. Transport with coolant pack; avoid freezing.
Place specimen container inside a biohazard bag with the request form in the outside pocket of the bag. Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) within 1 hour of collection.
Specimens with added fixative, anticoagulant, or submitted in blood collection tubes.
Report provides interpretation. Contact the UWHC Cytology Lab at (608) 263-3205 for further information.
Abnormal findings must be correlated with history and other test results.
Request form must include patient's name, medical record number, date of birth, specimen source, collection date, clinic and phone number, clinician's full name and pager number, and pertinent clinical history.