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Cytology (Updated)


Name Method Department Units
Cytology Manual microscopy
Core Lab, Hematology

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Fluid Cell Count, Cytology

Specimen Requirements

Reasons for Rejection

  • Clotted specimen
  • Delayed or improper handling
  • Specimen container with needle attached


This ordering package consists of a Cytology order as well as a Body Fluid Cell Count order (CTF). The Hematology section (Body Fluid Bench) will perform the cell count and prepare the slides for the Cytology (performed in Histology). Send entire specimen and Cytology request form to Hematology-do not split. The report will show: Source, Total Cell Count, White Blood Cell Count, Red blood Cell Count and results of slide Cytology review. Specimens greater than 2hrs old may be tested with the approval of the Pathologist.

CPT Code

  • Varied