LIS Mnemonic: CY
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: 95% alcohol (provided by Cytology).
Transport: Deliver to laboratory immediately.
CPT-4: 88160
Comments: Fix slides immediately in 95% alcohol. Label slides with patients name, source of specimen, date of collection. Cytology requisition must accompany specimen.

CPT Codes: The CPT codes included in this publication are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients; however, correct coding often varies from one carrier to another, and Saratoga Hospital may bill specific carriers using codes other than those shown. Clients who bill for services should verify the code(s) with the applicable payor to confirm that their use is appropriate in each case.