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Thyroid gland
Synonyms: Thyroid, neck mass, paratracheal mass
Specimen Type: Fine Needle Aspiration
Specimen Collection: Cytology fixative, specimen container, syringe/needle, glass slides, number 2 lead pencil, spray fixative.
Collection Procedure: Click here to see collection instructions.
Required Info: Completed Incyte Request Form with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history.
Specimen Stability: Maintain the specimen at room temperature if specimen in fixative. If saline was used, refrigerate until pick-up.
Unacceptable Specimen: Unlabeled specimens, Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin) can only be processed as a cell block. Specimens with excess lubricant.
Limitations: Lack of cellularity, adequacy
Department: Cytology
Method: Monolayer
Turn Around: 24 - 48 hours from submission
Performed: Monday - Friday
Test Includes: Processing, examination and interpretive report
Retention: Specimen 7 days. Slides 10 years
CPT Code: 88173 Evaluation with interpretive report, 88305 Cytology Cell Block

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