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Vanderbilt Pathology Laboratory Services

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MISCELLANEOUS CYTOLOGY (NGY)

Department: Cytology
CPT Codes: 88104
Methodology: Call Lab for assistance at 615-322-2721.
Tube Type: Clean specimen container (GLASS IS NOT ACCEPTED)
Specimen: Call the lab for assistance at 615-322-2721.
Days Performed: Monday - Friday; closed major holidays


Times Performed: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.


TAT: 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays); Cases with cell block or special stains may require 2 to 3 days.


Significance: Patient history of prior or suspected malignancy is needed; carcinoma, melanoma, lymphoma, etc.

Special Instructions: Please call the lab at 615-322-2721 if this is the first time sending specimen or to confirm proper collection and shipping instructions

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