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Lab Test Dictionary

Cytology, Non-Gynecological (TSO)

Specimen Type

Fluid, Washings, Brushings or FNA

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics West Hills

Epic ID


Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

5 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

Fluid, Washings, Brushings or FNA (Fine Needle Aspirate)

Container Type

See Collection Instructions

Collection Instructions

Samples collected as a Cyto Spins/Sterile Container, Thin Prep or 50/50 Alcohol container or Urine in a sterile container. Contact lab for Thin Prep collection container. Thin Prep media is located in the Referral Testing cupboard.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Processing Instructions

Requires TSO form. Thin Prep media is located in the Referral Testing cupboard ordered from Quest.

Included Tests

Preparation of submitted sample and microscopic interpretation by a pathologist.


Requires TSO form. Quest Diagnostics West Hills test code: 10676.

CPT Codes

88104, 88108, 88112, 88160, 88161, 88162, 87207, 88172, 88173, 88305; Special Stains: 88312; 88313; 88342; 88341