Cytology, Fine Needle Aspirate
8209706
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
FA
Methodology
Microscopy
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-5 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Refer to Cytology, Fine Needle Aspiration Collection for specific collection and transportation guidelines.  
Specimen Preparation
  
Storage/Transport Temperature
  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
  
Stability
  
Reference Interval
By report  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
88173 This CPT code may also be reported in conjunction with aspiration of the specimen (10021) and/or evaluation of fine needle aspirate, immediate cytohistologic study to determine adequacy for diagnosis  (88172, 88177). Additional CPT codes may be reported depending on the preparation methods, such as: 88305 or 88342.
Components
Aliases
  • Breast Cyst Fluids
  • Cytology FNA
  • Cytology Lymph Nodes
  • Cytology Thyroid Cysts
  • Fine Needle Aspiration for Cytologic Evaluation