Cytology, Vitreous Fluid

Abbrev Code:NGNCT   
Order Code:LAB1001Order Name:Cytology Non Gyn
Synonyms:Eye Cytology
Methodology:Preparation, routine staining and microscopic evaluation; special stains if indicated
CPT Codes: 88108-26 x1, 88108 x1
Test Includes:Preparation, routine staining, and microscopic examination; special stains as ordered by the pathologist are performed at additional charge.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri, 0800-1500; results are reported within 1-3 days.
Special Instructions:Provide pertinent clinical history.

Collection Instructions

Container:Sterile tube
Causes for Rejection:Fixation of any kind. Syringe with needle attached.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Fresh unfixed fluid: 1 week refrigerated; frozen is unacceptable.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Cytology  (UMMC East Bank)


Reference Range:Results reported as negative to positive for malignant cells.
Use:Establish the presence of primary or metastatic neoplasms.

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