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22370 Cytology, Body Fluid

Cytology, Body Fluid
Test Code: CY-NON
Synonyms/Keywords
Pleural Fluid, Lung Fluid, Chest Fluid, Thoracentesis, Peritoneal Fluid, Abdominal Fluid, Paracentesis, Pericardial Fluid​
Useful For
Serous cavity fluids are collected for the cytologic detection and diagnosis of primary and metastatic malignant neoplasms and inflammatory conditions.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Fluid - ThinPrep​ Bag,
Vacutainer​
Sage Container​
Collection Processing Instructions
Collect one entire bag, bottle or vacutainer of fresh specimen. Submission of large specimen volumes (i.e. quantities of one liter or more) are preferred. Add anticoagulant 0.2 mL of heparin (1000 units) per 100 mL of fluid obtained (i.e. add 2.0 mL of heparin (1,000 units) for 1,000 mL of fluid). Send specimen to lab as soon as possible. If the specimen cannot be sent immediately, the fluid should be refrigerated.
Acceptable Body Sites
Pleural, Lung, Chest, Thoracentesis, Ascitic, Abdominal, Peritoneal, Paracentesis, Pericardial​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature
​Fluid Refrigerated​
Interference
Submission of a small volume aliquot from a large volume fluid collection may result in insufficient cellular material for complete specimen analysis or additional testing. Submission of additional samples for testing may be needed. Consult Cytopathology with questions (800-222-5835 ext. 1-6155).
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday-Friday​ 1 day​ Light Microscopy​
Test Information
Include specimen source, pertinent patient history and clinical information and appropriate ICD-9 code on the electronic order or test requisition form.​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ Interpretative Report​
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
88112​ Cytology ThinPrep​
88305​ Cell Block​
Synonyms/Keywords
Pleural Fluid, Lung Fluid, Chest Fluid, Thoracentesis, Peritoneal Fluid, Abdominal Fluid, Paracentesis, Pericardial Fluid​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Fluid - ThinPrep​ Bag,
Vacutainer​
Sage Container​
Collection Processing
Collect one entire bag, bottle or vacutainer of fresh specimen. Submission of large specimen volumes (i.e. quantities of one liter or more) are preferred. Add anticoagulant 0.2 mL of heparin (1000 units) per 100 mL of fluid obtained (i.e. add 2.0 mL of heparin (1,000 units) for 1,000 mL of fluid). Send specimen to lab as soon as possible. If the specimen cannot be sent immediately, the fluid should be refrigerated.
Acceptable Body Sites
Pleural, Lung, Chest, Thoracentesis, Ascitic, Abdominal, Peritoneal, Paracentesis, Pericardial​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature
​Fluid Refrigerated​
Interference
Submission of a small volume aliquot from a large volume fluid collection may result in insufficient cellular material for complete specimen analysis or additional testing. Submission of additional samples for testing may be needed. Consult Cytopathology with questions (800-222-5835 ext. 1-6155).
Useful For
Serous cavity fluids are collected for the cytologic detection and diagnosis of primary and metastatic malignant neoplasms and inflammatory conditions.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ Interpretative Report​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday-Friday​ 1 day​ Light Microscopy​
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
88112​ Cytology ThinPrep​
88305​ Cell Block​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.