Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

GASTRO/ESOPHAGEAL BRUSHING

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

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Esophageal, GE junction, duodenal, gastric or bile duct brushings
Preferred collection container:
Glass Slides
Specimen required:
Labeled slides with two patient identifiers. Obtain a gastric brushing and roll/smear brush on slides. Fix slides in 95% ethanol. If brush is submitted, place in RPMI.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Label slides with two patient identifiers. Obtain gastric brushing and roll/smear brush on slides. Fix slides in 95% ethanol. 
Transport temperature:
Glass slides: Room temperature. RPMI: Refrigerated.
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:
Cytologic evaluation.
Synonyms:
ESOPHAGEAL BRUSHING
GE JUNCTION BRUSHING
GASTROESOPHAGEAL JUNCTION BRUSHING
DUODENAL BRUSHING, COLON BRUSHING
BILE DUCT BRUSHING, CYTOLOGY
Clinical significance:
For detection and characterization of endoscopically visible gastrointestinal lesions; for the identification of some microbiologic pathogens (primarily Herpes, CMV and Candida).
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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