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Test Name

Thyroid, FNA Cytomorphology Evaluation

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CPT Code(s)**

88173
**IMPORTANT: CPT Code is informational only; obtain the Test Code for ordering.

Includes

If indicated, test may reflex to the following tests at an additional charge:
Level IV, Surgical Pathology (CPT Code(s): 88305); Histopathology Special Stains-Miscellaneous (CPT Code(s): 88313); Immunostain(s) with Interpretation (CPT Code(s): 88342 for each).
Most common are: Calcitonin, IHC; CD20, IHC; CD3, IHC; PTH, IHC; TTF 1, IHC; Thyroglobulin, IHC

Methodology

Cytomorphology Review

Reference Range(s)

See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance

Thyroid masses are evaluated by fine needle aspiration (FNA). This assay will provide cytologic evaluation and diagnosis of thyroid FNAs by a cytopathologist.

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

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