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CYTOLOGY, NON-GYNECOLOGIC SPECIMENS

Test Code NONGY 
Test CYTOLOGY, NON-GYNECOLOGIC SPECIMENS 
Methodology Monolayer Technology (Thin-Prep) 
Description Additional immunohistochemistry and histochemical testing may be performed at an additional charge as deemed appropriate by the consulting pathologist.
Useful for cytologic examination of body fluids, fine needle aspirates, or sputum. A cell block will be performed as determined by laboratory policy at an additional charge.

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 SUBMIT ONLY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIMENS:

BODY FLUID
(A SEPARATE SPECIMEN IS NEEDED FOR CULTURES)
Collect up to one liter of fluid in a clean, dry vacuum bottle adding 1 mL of heparin for each 300 mL of fluid. Mix well, and send entire specimen refrigerated.
NOTE: PATIENT'S NAME, SPECIMEN SOURCE, TIME AND
DATE OF COLLECTION ARE REQUIRED ON SPECIMEN
CONTAINER.

FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATE
(A SEPARATE SPECIMEN IS NEEDED FOR CULTURES)
1. Collect aspirated specimen in no larger than 22 gauge needle.
2. Label CytoLyt collection cup with patient name (first and last), date of birth, and specimen source.
3. Push all fluid into a CytoLyt preservative vial supplied by NorDx.
4. If minimal aspirate (no fluid in syringe), aspirate fluid from the CytoLyt preservative vial, remove needle, and push the fluid back into the vial.
5. Send specimen(s) at ambient temperature only.
NOTE: PATIENT'S NAME, SPECIMEN SOURCE, DATE AND
TIME OF COLLECTION ARE REQUIRED ON SPECIMEN
SLIDES AND VIAL.

SPUTUM
(A SEPARATE SPECIMEN IS NEEDED FOR CULTURES)
1. Three consecutive specimens (first morning are preferred)
2. After the patient has rinsed his/her mouth thoroughly with water, instruct him/her to cough deeply
and collect the specimen in a sputum collection container.
3. Refrigerate specimen immediately and forward promptly to the lab.
NOTE: PATIENT'S NAME, SPECIMEN SOURCE, TIME AND
DATE OF COLLECTION ARE REQUIRED ON SPECIMEN
CONTAINER.

URINE
(A SEPARATE SPECIMEN IS NEEDED FOR CULTURES)
1. First morning specimen is not recommended. Collect up to 100 mL of voided urine in a clear, dry urine collection container.
2. Refrigerate specimen immediately and forward promptly to the lab.
NOTE: PATIENT'S NAME, SPECIMEN SOURCE, TIME AND
DATE OF COLLECTION ARE REQUIRED ON SPECIMEN
CONTAINER. 

Reference Values Not applicable 
Analytic Time 3 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 88112  Cytopathology, fluids, if indicated
88160  Cytopathology, premade smears, if indicated
88172  Cytotechnologist assistance at fine needle aspiration (if indicated)
88173  Cytopathology, fine needle aspiration, if indicated
88305  Cell block, if indicated