Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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CSF FOR CYTOLOGY

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

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
CSF
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
Minimum 0.5 mL cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Special notes:
Collect a minimum of 0.5 mL of fluid into a sterile container labeled with patient name and medical record number.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Refrigerate and transport immediately. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Rejection criteria:
Inadequate patient identifiers on specimen, unlabeled specimen, discrepancy between patient specimen and requisition information, improper collection.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Not applicable.
CPT code(s):
88104
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:
Microscopic examination of Wright-stained Cytospin specimens.
Methodology:
Microscopic Examination
Synonyms:
CEREBROSPINAL FLUID, CSF, FLUID
CYTOLOGY
Clinical significance:
Detection of malignant cells in central nervous system. Followup of known lesions.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Sara Monaco MD    
Review Date: 11/10/2020

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?
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