Spinal Fluid Cytology

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: (call Pathology)
CPT CODE: 88104
DAYS PERFORMED: Mon-Fri, 0730-1700
TURNAROUND TIME: Immediate evaluation available; 24 hours for routine evaluation
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Specify specimen origin. Clinical diagnosis and clinical history must be indicated on requisition.
CONTAINER TYPE: Sterile tube from lumbar puncture tray or sterile disposable container
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Fresh fluid
MINIMUM VOLUME: 1-2 mL
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimens should be transported to Rm 470 Jelke after collection.
TEST SYNONYM(S):Cerebrospinal Fluid Cytology