Cytology fixative, specimen container.
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.
Unfixed specimens remain stable for 2 hours at room temperature. Specimens fixed in cytology fixative are stable for 24 hours. Refrigerated unfixed specimens which are not transported within 2 hours must be refrigerated and can remain stable for 3 days unless specimen was collected using saline.
Unlabeled specimens, Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin) can only be processed as a cell block.
13 business days from receipt
Specimen: 7 days
Slides: 10 years
88104 – Smears
88112 – Monolayer
88305 – Cytology Cell Block
*The listed CPT codes are for reference use only. Final coding is based on CPT guidelines and individual circumstances.