Synonyms: Tzanck Prep 
Specimen: Skin lesion smear, slide(s) 
Container: Slide 
Volume: multiple slides 
Minimum Volume: 1 slide 
Specimen Collection: Immediately apply the specimen to the slide(s) and fix with spray fixative. 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Place slides in cardboard slide holder for transport. 
Lab Code: CYTP 
Requisition: Cytology  
Test Includes:  
Critical Value:  
Test Frequency: Monday - Friday 
Routine TAT: 2 working days 
CPT Code(s): 88104 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 52 See Addendum XVII