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90819: Thyroid FNA Cytomorphology Evaluation Print View
Specimen Source:      
Block/Specimen ID:      
Clinical Indication:      
Ultrasound Findings      
Collection Date      
Thyroid, FNA Evaluation      

PRIMARY
1 Slides (4-Unstained)   Room Temperature - 8 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  
2 Needle washings   Room Temperature - 8 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Thyroid masses are evaluated by fine needle aspiration (FNA). This assay will provide cytologiv evaluation and diagnosis of thyroid FNAs by a cytopathologist.

Express a small portion of the FNA from needle directly onto glass
slides and air dry or fix immediately by immersing in alcohol or by
fixing with a commercially prepared cytology spray fixative. Label
each slide with patient name, pathology sample ID and the number of
needle pass (i.e. 1 for 1st, 2 for 2nd, etc). The needle should then
be washed in a screw top vial of alcohol-based fixative (e.g. CytoLyt)
and labeled with patient name, pathology sample ID and FNA location.
FNAs from different locations (e.g. distinct nodules) should be
collected individually on different slides and needle washings (e.g.
A-left lobe, B-right lobe).
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
88173

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Room temperature. Reject Criteria: Broken slides beyond repair; unlabeled container or slide; leakage of fluid during transport; mismatch between name of patient on slide and requisition. Methodology: Cytomorphology Review.






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