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.
Improper fixation (e.g., formalin fixation), delay in delivery of specimen resulting in cellular degeneration, allowing specimen to freeze, or submission of 24-hour collection samples may lead to specimen rejection or unsatisfactory results.
Days Test Performed
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
24 - 48 hours
Soft Order Code
Bladder Washing Cytology
Urethral Washing Cytology
Renal Pelvic Washing Cytology
Ureteral Washing Cytology
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Offsite Collection Instructions
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.
24-hour sample collections and collapsible bags are NOT acceptable Cytology specimens.
Submit as much as is available
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.