LIS Mnemonic:
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Cytologyy fixative (provided by Cytology)
Transport: Deliver to Cytology immediately. Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88173
Comments: Fix smears immediately with spray fixative or place slides in fixative. Place remainder of aspirated material in cytology fixative container. Cytology requisition including pertinent clinical information must accompany specimen. Methodology: Thinprep.

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.