Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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ORAL SCRAPING

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

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Direct smear of material collected from the oral mucosa
Preferred collection container:
Glass Slides
Specimen required:
Labeled glass slides with direct smeared specimen. Fix slides in 95% ethanol.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Label slides with two patient identifiers. Obtain oral scraping and smear directly onto glass slides. Fix with spray fixative (alcohol-based fixative). 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Rejection criteria:
Inadequate patient identifiers on specimen, unlabeled specimen, discrepancy between patient specimen and requisition information, improper collection.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
88161
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 evaluation of Pap-stained slies.
Synonyms:
Oral smear, cytology
Clinical significance:
Detection of and characterization of malignancy and infectious process in the oral cavity.
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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