Laboratory Services

Breast, nipple discharge

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Breast, nipple discharge
Synonym(s)

Mammary

Test ID

NON-O

Specimen Type

Direct scrape/spatula collection

Specimen Requirements

Cytology fixative, frosted end glass slide, lead pencil.

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Required Information

Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name, second unique identifier, and specimen source/site.

Stability

Maintain the specimen at room temperature.

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Unlabeled specimens, Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin) can only be processed as a cell block.

Limitations

Adequacy

Department (code)

Cytology

Methodology

Monolayer

Estimated TAT

13 business days from receipt

Testing Schedule

Monday–Friday

Test Includes

Processing, examination and interpretive report

Retention

Specimen: 7 days
Slides: 10 years

CPT Code(s)

88112 - Monolayer