Cytology Bronch Brushing

CPT Codes

  • 88104 - QTY (1)

Performing Laboratory

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
OneBrushing (s), bronchCytoLyt solution   
OneBrushing (s), bronchSlide   

Days Performed

Mon - Fri

Turnaround Time

1 day


Name Description

Reference Range

Cytology Bronch Brushing
Sex Age From Age To Type Range Range Unit
       Refer to report and evaluation for atypical cells, suspicious or diagnostic of malignancy. 

Special Info

Label, using a #2 pencil, the frosted end of glass slide with the patient's name and unique identifier. Transfer material from the brush to the slide by twirling the brush along the length of the slide. Fix immediately by spraying with cytology spray fixative or placing the slide into liquid cytology fixative. Next, snip off unsheathed brush leaving about two inches of wire and place into a container of CytoLyt solution (available from Client Services/Storeroom). Indicate patient's name, unique identifier, and date on specimen container. REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW: Specimen must be accompanied by Cytology requisition or electronic test request giving patient's name, age, clinic number, clinician, clinical history, procedure location, specimen submitted, time and date.