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Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: 95% alcohol or cytology spray fixative (provided by Cytology).
CPT-4: 88160
Comments: Tissue imprint smears should be fixed immediately with spray fixative or smears are placed in 95% alcohol to prevent drying artifact. Cytology requisition is required with specimen. Smears are labeled with patient name and date of collection.

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.