Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

BREAST NIPPLE DISCHARGE

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

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Breast Nipple Discharge
Preferred collection container:
Glass Slides
Specimen required:
Labeled glass slides with smear specimen, with two patient identifiers. Fix slides in 95% ethanol.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Label glass slides with two patient identifiers. Smear nipple secretion directly on glass slide. Spray with fixative. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature in slide mailer.
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.
Methodology:
Microscopic Smear
Synonyms:
Nipple secretion, breast discharge, nipple, nipple discharge
Cytology unspecified procedure
Clinical significance:
Detection of malignant cells or characterization of components in nipple discharge specimens.
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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