Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : Cytology Exam, Nipple Discharge Order Code : CYBRSMEAR
Specimen Type: Nipple discharge, spontaneous or expressed
Container Type: Slides in slide holder
Methodology: Manual Microscopy
Turnaround Time: 2-3 days
Special Handling: Submit one air-dried slide and one fixed slide that are labeled with patient's name, site (right or left), and "air-dried" or "fixed" and send with a matching completed requisition form. Room Temperature.
CPT Codes: 88161
Causes For Rejection: Slides not labeled correctly with patient's name, DOB, collection date, source or severely broken slide. The lab will not process unlabeled, mislabeled or misidentified specimens. Completed matching requisition form must accompany specimen.
Department: Cytopathology