LIS Mnemonic:
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Cytology spray fixative - cardboard slide holder
Transport: Spray fixed slides (labelled with name of patient) should be placed in plastic or cardboard slide holders and delivered to Cytology with Cytology requisition.
CPT-4: 88160
Comments: Smeared slide should be fixed immediately with cytology spray fixative (provided by Cytology lab). Cytology requisition is required with 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.