Cytology Fluid Examination, Bronchial Brush

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB2451
  • Soft Test Code:
  • CS

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

Slides 
and
Saline Submersed Endoscopic Brush Tip in Red Top Tube

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

Ambient

Collection Instructions

1. The material from the brush is quickly applied to the sterile glass slide in a circular motion and confined to an area approximately the size of a dime.
2. Immediately immerse the slides in 95% alcohol to avoid air-drying. Also, make sure slides do not stick to one another.
3. Submerse brush tip into saline filled red top tube.

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Refer to Interpretive Pathology Report


Methodology:
  • PAP Stain

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
Days Performed
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Departments
  • Cytology
Turn Around Time

24 to 48 hours


Coding & Compliance

CPT Coding

88104