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Cerebrospinal Fluid
Synonyms: CSF, spinal fluid aspiration
Specimen Type: Needle/fluid drainage
Specimen Collection: Specimen container.
Collection Procedure: Specimens requesting flow cytometry add additional RPMI 2-3ml. RPMI available upon request.
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: Maintain at room temperature. Do not freeze the specimen.
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
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: 88108 Cytospins
Notes: Specimens requesting flow cytometry add additional RPMI 2-3ml. RPMI available upon request.

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