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Cytology, Fine Needle Aspirate
2000443
Ordering Recommendation

Establish diagnosis for mass lesions accessible by fine needle aspiration.

Mnemonic
FA REQUEST
Methodology
Microscopy
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Fine Needle Aspirate. 
Specimen Preparation
For specific instructions refer to Cytopathology Specimen Collection & Handling.
Transport specimen in ARUP Standard Transport Tube(s) or on fixed slides. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
Submit source information with the specimen. 
Stability
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
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, including 88305 or 88342.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2000485Clinical History
2000486Gross Description/Preparations Made
2000628Fine Needle Aspirate Specimen Source
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Aliases
  • Breast FNA
  • Cytology
  • Cytology FNA
  • Fine Needle
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Fine Needle Aspiration for Cytologic Evaluation
  • FNAB
  • Kidney FNA
  • Liver FNA
  • Lymph Nodes FNA
  • Salivary Glands FNA
  • Thyroid FNA