Parotid, submandibular gland, FNA
Fine Needle Aspiration, needle/fluid drainage
Cytology fixative, specimen container, syringe/needle, glass slides.
Maintain the specimen at room temperature if specimen in fixative. If saline was used, refrigerate until pick-up.
Unlabeled specimens, Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin) can only be processed as a cell block. Specimens with excess lubricant.
Specimen: 7 days
Slides: 10 years
88173 - Evaluation & Interpretive Report
88305 - Cytology Cell Block
*The listed CPT codes are for reference use only. Final coding is based on CPT guidelines and individual circumstances.