To establish the presence of primary or metastatic neoplasm and to aid in the diagnosis of certain infections.
Interpretive report provided.
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.
24 - 48 hours
- BLADDER WASHING
- Bladder Washing Cytology
- Urine Cytology
- Urethral Washing Cytology
- URETERAL URINE
- Renal Pelvic Washing Cytology
- Ureteral Washing Cytology
- Cytology, Urine
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.
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.