24 - 48 hours
Bladder Washing Cytology
Urethral Washing Cytology
Renal Pelvic Washing Cytology
Ureteral Washing Cytology
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To establish the presence of primary or metastatic neoplasm and to aid in the diagnosis of certain infections.
Interpretive report provided.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Label a CytoLyt container with patient last, first name and registration number (or other second unique patient identifier). If applicable, also specify right or left (ureteral and renal pelvis washings). Place fresh urine specimen (2nd voided specimen) or catheterized specimen in CytoLyt specimen container. (Discard the 1st voided/catheterized specimen.) If CytoLyt is not available, place fresh specimen into a clean, leakproof, rigid container (labeled as indicated above; do not add any fixative. 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.