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pericardial fluid, cytology
Synonyms:  
Specimen: Pericardial Fluid 
Container:  
Volume: 20-50 mL 
Minimum Volume: 1-2 mL 
Specimen Collection: Place specimen in pre-heparinized container or add 3 IU of heparin for each mL of fluid. Mix. 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Transport fresh, unfixed specimen at room temperature. Refrigerate if transport is delayed. 
Lab Code: CYTP 
Requisition: Cytology  
Test Includes:  
Critical Value:  
Test Frequency: Monday - Friday 
Routine TAT: 2 working days 
CPT Code(s): 88108, 88112 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 52 See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 09/01/2014
Time: 17:02:48 (24hr)