Cytopathology: Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

CPT Code(s):

  • 88108
  • 88112
  • 88106

Additional CPT codes may apply if special studies are required.

Methodology:

Cytopathology

Performed:

Monday - Friday

Reported:

1 - 3 days

Use:

This test is primarily used to detect and characterize malignant cells, including lymphoma/leukemia, in the central nervous system.

Specimen Requirements:

Collect a minimum of 3 mL of CSF. If flow cytometry for lymphoma/leukemia is required, provide as much specimen as possible (CSF for flow cytometry must be submitted fresh).

Collect and transport specimens according to Biological Substance, Category B, and shipping guidelines.

Stability (collection to initiation of testing):

  • Ambient:
    • ThinPrep®: 3 weeks
    • SurePath™: 4 weeks
    • Refrigerated: Sterile container (24 hours)

Collection Procedure:

-

Reference Values:

-

Interpretation Data:

-

Notes:

UFHPL Test #: 91040

Reported Notes:

-

Result:

Interpretive report