Test Overview
Test Usage

To establish the presence of primary or metastatic neoplasm and to aid in the diagnosis of certain infections.

Reference Range *

Interpretive report provided.

Test Limitations

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.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Analytic Time

24 - 48 hours

Soft Order Code
UTCSH
MiChart Code
Cytology, Urine
Synonyms
  • BLADDER WASHING
  • Bladder Washing Cytology
  • URINE
  • Urine Cytology
  • Urethral Washing Cytology
  • URETERAL URINE
  • Renal Pelvic Washing Cytology
  • Ureteral Washing Cytology
  • BLW
  • CURINE
  • URU
  • CYTOU
  • Cytology, Urine
Laboratory
Cytopathology
Section
Cytopathology
Specimen Requirements
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.

Rejection Criteria
24-hour sample collections and collapsible bags are NOT acceptable Cytology specimens.
Normal Volume
Submit as much as is available
Minimum Volume
30 mL
Additional Information

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.

Billing
CPT Code
88112-TC
Fee Code
23125
Pro Fee CPT
88112-26
Pro Fee Code
88112.4 Urine, 88112 Ureteral, 88112.1 Bladder
NY State Approved
No