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TZANK SMEAR

Test Code TZANK 
Test TZANK SMEAR 
Methodology Pap Staining 
Description Useful for detecting virocytes, herpes, and multi-nucleated large cells.

NOTE: This test is usually ordered in conjunction with a pathology consultation. The pathology professional component will be billed separately by the consulting pathologist. 

Specimen Smear scrapings onto a glass slide and use a spray fixative; same as a Pap smear.
NOTE: If available, sample a recently open sore, scraping the edge of the lesion. 
Reference Values An interpretive report will be issued. 
Analytic Time 3 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 88160