Test Directory

Lung Cytology, Sputum

Print this page

Updated Test Information:

  Test Description
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Synonym(s)
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Test ID
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  General Information
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Clone
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Container Type
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Specimen Type
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Alternate Specimen Type
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Specimen Requirements
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Additional Processing Details
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Collection File
Last Updated
Previous File No previous file.
New File File removed.
  Collection Image
Last Updated
Previous File No previous file.
New File File removed.
  Required Information
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Stability
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Limitations
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Department (code)
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Methodology
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Estimated TAT
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Testing Schedule
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Test Includes
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Retention
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  CPT Code(s)
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Additional Information
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Minimum Sample Volume
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Pediatric Min. Volume (if applicable)
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Reference Range
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Reference Range File
Last Updated
Previous File No previous file.
New File File removed.
  Reflex Conditions
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  Performing Lab
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
  LOINC Code(s)
Last Updated
Previous Value
New Published Value
Test Description
Lung Cytology, Sputum
Synonym(s)

Sputum, lung cytology

Test ID

NON-O

Specimen Type

Sputum (deep cough)

Specimen Requirements

Cytology fixative, specimen container. Collect specimen in a sterile container as fresh or with cytology fixative. If fresh, must transport within 2 hours. If in fixative, must transport within 24 hours.

Collection File View/Download File
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

Unfixed specimens are stable for 2 hours at room temperature. Specimens fixed in cytology fixative are stable for 24 hours. Unfixed specimens which are not transported within 2 hours must be refrigerated immediately, and can remain stable for 3 days unless specimen was collected using saline.

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Unlabeled specimens, Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin) can only be processed as a cell block. Saliva is not acceptable.

Department (code)

Cytology

Estimated TAT

13 business days from receipt

Testing Schedule

Monday–Saturday

Retention

Specimen: 7 days
Slides: 10 years

CPT Code(s)

88112
88305 - Cell Block

Additional Information

Sputum specimens which are collected over the course of 3 days as individual specimens may be combined and submitted as one collection. However, all specimens must remain refrigerated or be in cytology fixative during the 3-day span.