Name: Cytology, Brushings - All Sites
Test Name: Cytology, Brushings - All Sites
Health Link Test Code: HCPATHM
LIS Test Code: PATHM
CPT Code(s): 88112
Days Performed: Mon-Fri, 0800-1700.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 2 days.
Specimen: Bronchial, GI Tract, Peritoneal, Urinary Tract
Collection Container: See collection instructions.
Also Acceptable: Sterile screw cap container
Hank's Balanced Salt Solution and 50 mL plastic centrifuge tubes may be picked up from the UWHC Cytology Lab. Please call (608) 263-3205 for supplies. Fill a centrifuge tube with 30 mL of Hank's Solution. Clip the brush(s) into separate tubes. NOTE: The brush must remain completely submerged in the solution.
Collection Volume: See collection instructions.
Sample Analyzed: Miscellaneous
Outreach Specimen Processing:
Refrigerate specimen following collection. Transport with coolant pack; avoid freezing.
Place specimen inside a biohazard bag with the request form in the outside pocket of the bag. Transport specimen to laboratory within 1 hour of collection.
A dry brush without Hank's solution. A brush submitted in formalin. Air dried or alcohol fixed slides.
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.
Paperwork 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.