Name: Cytology, Cyst Aspirations - All Sites EXCEPT Breast
Test Name: Cytology, Cyst Aspirations - All Sites EXCEPT Breast
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: Cyst fluid
Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container
NOTE: Cyst aspirations do not require the assistance of the Fine Needle Aspiration Team. Collect cyst aspirations per standard protocol. Express the fluid into a sterile container; refrigerate the specimen until transport. DO NOT submit the specimen in a syringe. If a cyst aspirate yields less than 5 ml of fluid, add saline to the specimen to bring the volume up to 5 ml. Specimens submitted with less than 5 ml of fluid may dry out prior to being processed by cytology, negatively affecting sample quality.
Collection Volume: See collection instructions.
Sample Analyzed: Miscellaneous
Refrigerate specimen until 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.
Report provides interpretation. Contact UWHC Cytology Lab at (608) 263-3205 for futher 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.