71700:CYTOPATHOLOGY, ENDOMETRIAL

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71700:CYTOPATHOLOGY, ENDOMETRIAL
Alias Names: CYTOPATHOLOGY, ISAAC’S, ISAAC’S
Methodology: Smears; Papanicolaou
Edit Date: 4/2/2005
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 24-48 hours, week days
CPT Code: 88160-TC
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Using the Isaac’s Endometrial Cell Sample or Pipelle.
Handling: Aspirate should be spread on glass slides and immediately immersed into fixative. A modified ‘pap’ fixative (10% glacial acetic acid) is available upon request. This fixative tends to provide a better preparation for examination on this type of specimen. Do not use 10% formalin.
Transport: Ambient.
Comments: Refer to the Diagnostic Cytology section of the User Guide for special specimen collection instructions.
Rejection Criteria: Broken slides; slides in formalin.