Test Name: Esophageal Brushing Cytology

Methodology: Cytology

Test Description

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.

Specimen Requirements

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.

Storage and Transport

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

Specimen Rejection Criteria

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Turn Around Time (TAT): 2- 3 Days

CPT Codes*: 88112

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