SPINAL FLUID

Synonyms:

CSF

LIS Mnemonic: CY
Department: CYTOLOGY
Container: Sterile container
Transport: Send to Cytology lab immediately. Refrigerate if there is a delay in processing.
CPT-4: 88104
Comments: Notify technologist as soon as specimen arrives in Cytology. Cytology requisition is required with specimen. Fresh specimen submitted. No fixative added.

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.