Cytopathology: Vitreous Fluid

CPT Code(s):

  • 88108
  • 88112
  • 88106

Additional CPT codes may apply if special studies are required.

Specimen Requirements:

We recommend for specimens to be immediately transported to the lab and kept cool. If immediate transportation is unavailable, place the specimen into a sterile container and refrigerate it.

Storage/Transport Temperature: Submit specimens according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines.

Unacceptable Conditions: Frozen specimens greater than 72 hours old

Stability (collection to initiation of testing):

  • Ambient:
    • Sterile Container: 24 hours
  • Refrigerated: 72 hours


This test is used to detect cancer or the presence of malignant cells in the eye.




1 – 3 days