Sputum Cytology

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: (call Pathology)
CPT CODE: 88104
DAYS PERFORMED: Mon-Fri, 0730-1700
TURNAROUND TIME: 24-48 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Clinical diagnosis and clinical history must be indicated on requisition.
CONTAINER TYPE: Sterile specimen container
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Expectorated sputum, not saliva or nasal aspirates
MINIMUM VOLUME: 3 mL (1 tablespoon)
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Refrigerate specimens until transported to the laboratory.