Pathologist Cytospin Review
Label Mnemonic: BFCYTO
Epic Lab Code: LAB1023
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
6240 RCP
Body Fluid
Collection Medium:
Miscellaneous container; contact laboratory
0.7 mL; lavender top
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
24 hours (upon receipt in laboratory)
This test only performed in conjunction with BFX (cell counts). This test is a pathologist's examination of a 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 Body Fluid Count is necessary to order this test.
CPT Code:
88104 (Technical)
88104 (Professional)
See also:
Body Fluid Cell Count and Differential, Miscellaneous Body Fluids