Test Directory

Breast cyst, aspiration
Synonyms: Mammary
Specimen Type: Needle drainage/aspiration
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. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name and source/site.
Specimen Stability: Maintain the specimen at room temperature if specimen in fixative. If saline is used, refrigerate until pick-up.
Unacceptable Specimen: Unlabeled specimens, Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin) can only be processed as a cell block.
Limitations: Adequacy
Department: Cytology
Method: Monolayer and cell block.
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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