Laboratory Services

Anal Cytology

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Anal Cytology
Synonym(s)

anal pap, anus, anal scraping

Test ID

ANALCYT

Specimen Type

Brushing, Direct scrape/spatula collection

Specimen Requirements

Cytology fixative in specimen container.

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Required Information

Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name, second unique identifier, and specimen source/site.

Stability

Maintain the specimen at room temperature.

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Unlabeled specimens. Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin) can only be processed as a cell block. Excess lubricant can ruin the specimen.

Department (code)

Cytology

Estimated TAT

13 business days from receipt

Testing Schedule

Monday–Friday

Retention

Specimen: 7 days
Slides: 10 years

CPT Code(s)

88112