Pathologist Cytospin Review
Label Mnemonic: CFCYTO
Epic Lab Code: LAB1024
Downtime Form: A-1a General Laboratory Requisition
Hematology
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
CSF
Collection Medium:
CSF collection kit
Minimum:
0.7 mL; CSF
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
24 hours (upon receipt in laboratory)
Comments:
This test only performed in conjunction with CFX (cell counts). This test is a pathologist's examination of an air-dried wright-stained slide prepared on a cytospin. The specific reason for the examination must be noted on the requisition. A written interpretation by a pathologist is reported by computer. Specimens suspicious for malignancy should be confirmed with pap stained millipore cytology or tissue biopsy. These slides are held in a permanent file for future reference. A CSF Cell Count is necessary to order this test.
Methodology:
Wright Stain
CPT Code:
88104 (Technical)
88104 (Professional)