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.
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
Cross References
  • Breast Cyst Fluids
  • Cytology FNA
  • Cytology Lymph Nodes
  • Cytology Thyroid Cysts
  • Fine Needle Aspiration for Cytologic Evaluation