Throat, voice box, vocal cords
Brushing, Direct scrape/spatula collection
Cytology fixative, specimen container.
Maintain the specimen at room temperature.
Unlabeled specimens, Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin) can only be processed as a cell block. Specimens with excess lubricant.
Specimen: 7 days
Slides: 10 years
*The listed CPT codes are for reference use only. Final coding is based on CPT guidelines and individual circumstances.