Additional CPT codes may apply if special studies are required.
Collect the specimen and place it in a sterile container if it can be delivered immediately to the lab. If immediate delivery is not available, then it is recommended to place 30 mL of the specimen in ThinPrep® or SurePath® medium or place 3 units of heparin in a sterile container and then refrigerate.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Submit specimen according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines.
Unacceptable Conditions: Frozen, sterile container > 2 hours old without heparin
- Sterile Container: 2 hours
- ThinPrep®: 3 weeks
- SurePath®: 4 weeks
- Refrigerated: Add 3 units of heparin (48 hours)
This test aids in the diagnosis of infections and neoplasia.
1 - 3 days
Monday - Friday