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.
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.
4 hours fresh; 8 days in CytoLyt
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.
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.
Report provides interpretation. Contact 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 history.