Test Directory

Nasopharynx

Synonym(s):

Throat, nose

Specimen Type:

Brushing

Specimen Collection:

Cytology fixative, specimen container.

Collection Procedure:

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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.

Specimen Stability:

Maintain the specimen at room temperature.

Unacceptable Specimen:

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

Department:

Cytology

Turnaround:

13 business days from receipt

Performed:

Monday–Friday

Retention:

Specimen: 7 days
Slides: 10 years

CPT Code:*

88112 - Monolayer
88305 - Cytology Cell Block

Test Code(s):

NON-O

Notes:

If collecting for an eosinophil count, send to your clinical laboratory provider. If collecting for microbiologic or viral cultures, direct fluorescence or nucleic acid testing, send a separate collection to your clinical laboratory provider.

*The listed CPT codes are for reference use only. Final coding is based on CPT guidelines and individual circumstances.

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