To establish the presence of primary or metastatic neoplasm and to aid in the diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis.
Interpretive report provided.
Insufficient specimen volume, addition of fixative, delay in delivery of specimen resulting in cellular degeneration, or allowing specimen to freeze may lead to rejection of specimen or unsatisfactory results.
24 - 48 hours
- Spinal Fluid Cytology
- CSF Cytology
- CEREBROSPINAL FLUID
- Cytology, Non-Gyn
Cells in CSF degenerate rapidly; specimens should be delivered as quickly as possible to the Cytopathology laboratory. Label a clean, leakproof, rigid container with the patient's last name, first name and registration number (or other second unique patient identifier). Place fresh specimen into the container. Submit with an appropriately completed requisition including pertinent patient history. Refrigerate specimens that cannot be delivered immediately and deliver as soon as possible. Do not allow specimen to freeze.
Test includes pathologist interpretation of results billed as a separate additional charge or billed to the client as a global fee. Special stains and/or other ancillary studies will be performed when appropriate at an additional charge. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated.