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Cytology, Breast Cyst Aspiration

Cytology, Breast Cyst Aspiration (HCPATHF) Cytology Lab Test

Name: Cytology, Breast Cyst Aspiration

Test Name: Cytology, Breast Cyst Aspiration

Health Link Test Code: HCPATHF

LIS Test Code: PATHF

CPT Code(s): 88173

Days Performed: Mon-Fri, 0800-1700.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 2 days.

Specimen: Breast cyst fluid

Collection Container: See collection instructions.

Collection Instructions:

NOTE: Cyst aspirations do not require the assistance of the Fine Needle Aspiration Team.

Collect cyst aspirations per standard protocol. NOTE: For Cytology specimens ONLY, add the fresh sample to a pre-filled CytoLyt Specimen Collection Cup. DO NOT pour off ANY of the CytoLyt fluid prior to adding the sample.

 

Ordering instructions for CytoLyt Specimen Collection cups
Order through Central Supply, item #4013061.

Collection Volume: See collection instructions.

Stability Ambient:

4 hours fresh; 8 days in CytoLyt

Stability Frozen:

Not Acceptable

Specimen Processing:

Within 4 hours of collection, add up to 60 mL of cyst fluid to a pre-filled CytoLyt Specimen Collection Cup. Tighten the lid securely. NOTE: DO NOT SEAL CONTAINER WITH PARAFILM WRAP.

Outreach Specimen Processing:

Place specimen inside a biohazard bag with the request form in the outside pocket of the bag. Transport specimen to laboratory. Avoid freezing.

Specimen Transport:

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.

Interpretation:

Report provides interpretation.  Contact UWHC Cytology Lab at (608) 263-3205 for further information.

Test Limitations:

Abnormal findings must be correlated with history and other test results.

Additional Information:

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 history.