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Tracheal Brushing
Synonyms: Trachea
Specimen Type: Brushing
Specimen Collection: Cytology fixative, 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.
Specimen Stability: Unfixed specimens remain stable for 2 hours at room temperature. Specimens fixed in cytology fixative are stable for 24 hours. Refrigerated unfixed specimens which are not transported within 2 hours must be refrigerated and can remain stable for 3 days unless specimen was collected using saline.
Unacceptable Specimen: Unlabeled specimens, Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin) can only be processed as a cell block. Specimens with excess lubricant.
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 Monolayer, 88305 Cytology Cell Block

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