Laboratory Question for the Week of March 25, 2024


Which code should be used when enhancing cytology specimens to concentrate diagnostic material and remove background debris, using techniques like liquid-based slide preparation or monolayer method?


Report 88112, selective cellular enhancement for cytology—such as liquid-based slide preparation, cytolyte, or monolayer technique—when performing both concentration and enrichment of cytology specimens beyond a concentration technique alone. Enhancement technologies allow the laboratory to not only concentrate the diagnostic material but also remove background debris.

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