Laboratory Services

Thyroid gland

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Thyroid gland

Thyroid, neck mass, paratracheal mass, FNA

Test ID


Specimen Type

Fine Needle Aspiration

Specimen Requirements

Cytology fixative, specimen container, syringe/needle, glass slides, number 2 lead pencil, spray fixative.

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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.


Maintain the specimen at room temperature if specimen in fixative. If saline was used, refrigerate until pick-up.

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

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

Department (code)


Estimated TAT

13 business days from receipt

Testing Schedule



Blocks: 10 years
Slides: 10 years

CPT Code(s)

88173 - Evaluation & Interpretive Report
88305 - Cytology Cell Block