Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

URINE FOR CYTOLOGY

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
     Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 100003         Geisinger Epic ID: 17605

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Voided, catheterized, or cystoscopic urine
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Saccomanno Preservative Container with pre-aliquoted preservative
Specimen required:
50 mL of voided, catheterized or cystoscopic urine. Add equal volume of Saccammanno preservative.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Add equal volume of Saccamanno fixative. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature with Saccomanno fixative added. Refrigerate or keep on wet ice until transported to the lab, if fixative not available.
Rejection criteria:
Inadequate patient identifiers on specimen, unlabeled specimen, discrepancy between patient specimen and requisition information, improper collection.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
88108
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Cytologic evaluation.
Methodology:
Microscopic Examination
Synonyms:
BLADDER WASHING, VOIDED URINE FOR CYTOLOGY
Cytology unspecified procedure
Clinical significance:
Detection of malignant cells and other urologic abnormalities in patients. Followup of known lesions.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Steven Meschter M.D.    
Review Date: 12/13/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Cytology
Technical Lead: Michele Zelonis
Frequency: Monday-Friday
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Cytology
Technical Lead: Lisa DiPippa    
Frequency: Monday-Friday    
Performed stat? No

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Cytology
Technical Lead: Rebecca Havice  
Frequency: Monday-Friday    
Performed stat?

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

Performing laboratory: Cytology
Technical specialist: Vanessa Green    
Frequency: Monday-Friday 1st shift    
Performed stat? No
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