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fine needle aspiration
Synonyms: FNA, Aspiration Biopsy, Fine Needle Biopsy 
Specimen: Slide and rinse from needle. 
Minimum Volume: one pass/ 2 slides 
Specimen Collection: Needle aspiration - immediately apply to a slide and fix with a spray fixative. 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Place slides in cardboard holder for transport. Rinse needles in vial of Cytolyt. 
Lab Code: CYTP 
Requisition: Cytology See Test Requisition 20 (outpatient) 
Test Includes:  
Critical Value:  
Test Frequency: Monday - Friday 
Routine TAT: 1 working day 
CPT Code(s): 88173 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 52 See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/01/2015
Time: 04:08:25 (24hr)