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

24 - 48 hours

MiChart Code
Cytology, Urine
Soft Order Code
UTCSH

Test Updated:

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

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Test Overview

Test Methodology
 
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.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

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. Deliver immediately to Specimen Processing or to the Cytopathology Laboratory during laboratory hours. Refrigerate specimens that cannot be delivered during laboratory hours and deliver as soon as possible the following work day. Do not allow specimen to freeze.

Collection Offsite

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.

Normal Volume
Submit as much as is available
Minimum Volume
30 mL

Billing Information

CPT Code
88112-TC
Pro Fee Code
88112.4 Urine, 88112 Ureteral, 88112.1 Bladder
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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.