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Test Name Methodology Test Description Specimen Requirements Storage and Transport Specimen Rejection Criteria Turn Around Time (TAT) CPT Codes*
ThinPrep Pap Test Cervical Cytology

Liquid based Pap testing is intended fo ruse in the screening and detection of cervical cancer, pre-cancerous lesions, atypical cells and all other cytologic categories as defined by the Bethesda system for reporting results of cervical cytology. Pap screening is not reliable for the detection of endometrial cancer.

Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 30 days

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1 - 3 Days

88175 which includes imaging, or 88142 if requires a manual screen with no imaging. Pap results requiring physician interpretation will be performed at an additional charge using CPT Code: 88141.

Colonic Brushing Cytology Cervical Cytology

Cytopathologic evaluation to establish the presence of primary or metastatic neoplasm and to aid in the diagnosis of certain infections, such as amebiasis, giardiasis, and strongyloidiasis.

Brush lesion area. Place brush directly into CytoLyt, swirl the brush vigorously in the solution, then snip into the container. Submit with an appropriately completed requisition, including pertinent patient history.

Store in CytoLyt solution. Refrigerate specimens that cannot be delivered immediately and deliver as soon as possible.

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2- 3 Days

88112

Esophageal Brushing Cytology Cytology

Cytopathologic evaluation to establish the presence of primary or metastatic neoplasm and to aid in the diagnosis of certain infections such as Herpes virus, Candida, and certain benign conditions such as Barrett’s esophagus.

Brush lesion area. Place brush directly into CytoLyt, swirl the brush vigorously in the solution, then snip into the container. Submit with an appropriately completed requisition, including pertinent patient history.

Store in CytoLyt solution. Refrigerate specimens that cannot be delivered immediately and deliver as soon as possible.

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2- 3 Days

88112

Non-Gyn Cytology Cytology

Cytopathologic evaluation for the detection and characterization of malignant cells and some nonneoplastic neoplasms.

Brush lesion area. Place brush directly into CytoLyt, swirl the brush vigorously in the solution, then snip into the container. Submit with an appropriately completed requisition, including pertinent patient history.

Store in CytoLyt solution. Refrigerate specimens that cannot be delivered immediately and deliver as soon as possible.

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2- 3 Days

88112

Urine Cytology Cytology

Cytopathologic evaluation for the detection and characterization of malignant cells and some nonneoplastic renal diseases in symptomatic patients.

40 cc freshly collected urine mixed with an equal volume of PreservCyt Solution. Please indicate source urine: voided, catherized or bladder washing

Store PreservCyt® Solution with urine specimen between 4°C and 30°C. Process sample within 48 hours.

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2 - 3 Days

88112

Methodology Test Name Test Description Specimen Requirements Storage and Transport Specimen Rejection Criteria Turn Around Time (TAT) CPT Codes*

*The CPT codes provided with our Test Descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.