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Anal Cytology
Synonyms: anal pap, anus, anal scraping, mop/brush
Specimen Type: Brushing, Direct scrape/spatula collection
Specimen Collection: Cytology fixative in specimen container.
Collection Procedure: Click here to see collection instructions.
Required Info: Complete the Incyte Request Form with the patient's demographics and relevant history. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name and source/site.
Specimen Stability: Maintain the specimen at room temperature.
Unacceptable Specimen: Unlabeled specimens. Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin) can only be processed as a cell block. Excess lubricant can ruin the specimen.
Limitations: 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: 88112

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