72500:CYTOPATHOLOGY, FINE NEEDLE BIOPSY INTERPRETATION

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72500:CYTOPATHOLOGY, FINE NEEDLE BIOPSY INTERPRETATION
Alias Names: FNA INTERPRETATION
Methodology: Smears / Shandon Cytospin Prep / Cell Block
Edit Date: 4/2/2005
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 48 hours, week days
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: By using fine needle (21-25 gauge) on almost any palpable or non-palpable mass.
Handling: Smear on glass slides and immediately fix in 95% ethanol. Label all slides and bottles with patient name and source.
Transport: Slides: ambient temperature. Needle rinsings/washings: refrigerated.
Comments: Refer to the Surgical Pathology section found in the User Guide for special specimen collection instructions.
Rejection Criteria: Broken slides; unlabeled specimen.