CPT Code: 85999|
Specimen Type: Body fluid
Tube Type/Collection Container: Fluid container
Collection Volume: 1.0 mL
Cause for rejection: Specimens more than 1 hour old, specimens grossly clotted
Availability: Daily, 24 hours
Methodology: Forcefully spun cellular sediments to microscope slide
Special Instructions: Specify body fluid type. Two or four cytospin preps will be prepared and sent to pathology for evaluation.
TAT: 1 hour
Additional Info: Reference range: Done
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308