Laboratory Services

Fine Needle Aspirate, Breast

Print this page

Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Fine Needle Aspirate, Breast

Mammary, FNA, Breast, solid lesion

Test ID


Specimen Type

Fine Needle Aspiration/small gauge needle biopsy

Specimen Requirements

Cytology fixative, specien container, syringe/needle, glass slides, number 2 lead pencil, spray fixative

Collection File View/Download File
Required Information

Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name, second unique identifier, and specimen source/site.


Maintain the specimen in cytology fixative at room temperature.

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Unlabeled specimens, Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin) can only be processed as a cell block.

Department (code)


Estimated TAT

13 business days from receipt

Testing Schedule



Specimen: 7 days
Slides: 10 years

CPT Code(s)

88173 - Evaluation with interpretive report
88305 - Cytology Cell Block