24 - 48 hours
Peritoneal Fluid Cytology
Pleural Fluid Cytology
Pericardial Fluid Cytology
Pelvic Washing Cytology
Ascites Fluid Cytology
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To establish the presence of primary or metastatic neoplasm and to aid in the diagnosis of certain benign conditions such as rheumatoid pleuritis and endometriosis.
Interpretive report provided.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Label a clean, leakproof, rigid container with patient last, first name and registration number (or other second unique patient identifier). If applicable, also specify right or left. Place fresh specimen into the container. Do not add fixative or anticoagulant. 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.