Name: Cytology, Washing / Lavage - All Sites EXCEPT Urinary Tract
Test Name: Cytology, Washing / Lavage - All Sites EXCEPT Urinary Tract
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: BAL, Bronchial Washing, Peritoneal Washing
Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container
Follow standard aseptic collection procedures. ALL WASHING / LAVAGE SPECIMENS MUST BE SUBMITTED FRESH. DO NOT ADD ANY TYPE OF FIXATIVE OR ANTICOAGULANT. Any amount of specimen up to 100 mL is acceptable.
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 inside a biohazard bag with the request form in the outside pocket. Transport specimen to laboratory within 1 hour of collection.
Specimens with added fixative or anticoagulant.
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.