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22373 Cytology, Breast Fluid

Cytology, Breast Fluid
Test Code: CY-NON
Synonyms/Keywords
Cyst Fluid (Breast) Cytology, Breast Cyst Fluid Cytology​
Useful For
This test is utilized for the detection and diagnosis of inflammatory conditions and benign and malignant neoplasms.
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​ Sage Container​ Sage Container
or
Specimen Tube​
Collection Processing Instructions
PREFERRED:  After collection, breast cyst fluid should be transferred to a sterile sage container or specimen tube.  Label the specimen container with appropriate patient identifiers and indicate the specimen source (i.e. Lt. Breast, 12 o'clock).  Fix specimen immediately with 30 mL of Cytolyt or an equal volume of 50% ethyl alcohol before sending to the lab.
 
ALTERNATE:  After collection, send entire fresh specimen to lab.  Lab personnel must fix specimen within 2 hrs. of collection by adding 30 mL of Cytolyt or an equal volume of 50% ethyl alcohol.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature
Fluid Refrigerate
Interference
Specimens that are not fixed within 2 hours of collection may not be acceptable. Consult Cytopathology with questions (800-222-5835, ext. 16155.)​
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Marshfield​ Monday-Friday​ 1 day​ ThinPrep, Light Microscopy​
Test Information
Include specimen source, pertinent patient history and appropriate ICD-9 code on the test request form or enter this information when the order is placed.
 
If multiple cyst specimens are aspirated, use a separate container or tube for each specimen.  Label each container with the appropriate site, date and time of fixation and fixative type.  ​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Marshfield​ Interpretative Report​
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
88112​ Cytology ThinPrep​
Synonyms/Keywords
Cyst Fluid (Breast) Cytology, Breast Cyst Fluid Cytology​
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​ Sage Container​ Sage Container
or
Specimen Tube​
Collection Processing
PREFERRED:  After collection, breast cyst fluid should be transferred to a sterile sage container or specimen tube.  Label the specimen container with appropriate patient identifiers and indicate the specimen source (i.e. Lt. Breast, 12 o'clock).  Fix specimen immediately with 30 mL of Cytolyt or an equal volume of 50% ethyl alcohol before sending to the lab.
 
ALTERNATE:  After collection, send entire fresh specimen to lab.  Lab personnel must fix specimen within 2 hrs. of collection by adding 30 mL of Cytolyt or an equal volume of 50% ethyl alcohol.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature
Fluid Refrigerate
Interference
Specimens that are not fixed within 2 hours of collection may not be acceptable. Consult Cytopathology with questions (800-222-5835, ext. 16155.)​
Useful For
This test is utilized for the detection and diagnosis of inflammatory conditions and benign and malignant neoplasms.
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​ ThinPrep, Light Microscopy​
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
88112​ Cytology ThinPrep​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.