Test Overview
Test Methodology

Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)

Test Usage

The UroVysion(TM) Bladder Cancer Kit (Abbott Molecular Inc.) is designed to detect aneuploidy for chromosomes 3, 7, 17, and loss of the 9p21 locus via fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in urine specimens from persons with hematuria suspected of having bladder cancer. Results from the UroVysion(TM) Kit are intended for use, in conjunction with and not in lieu of current standard diagnostic procedures, as an aid for initial diagnosis of bladder carcinoma in patients with hematuria and subsequent monitoring for tumor recurrence in patients previously diagnosed with bladder cancer.

Reference Range *

Interpretive report provided.

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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Thursday
Analytic Time

3 - 10 days

Soft Order Code
MiChart Code
UroVysion (Bladder Cancer) by FISH
  • Urovysion FISH
  • UroVysionTM for Bladder Cancer
  • FISH for Urothelial Cancer
  • MURO
  • FURO
  • Chromosome Analysis, FISH for Urothelial Cancer
Molecular Diagnostics
Molecular Diagnostics
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect random urine specimen (minimum 33 mL) directly into ThinPrep UroCyte collection kit available from MLabs. Alternatively, mix fresh urine 2:1 (v:v) with Carbowax (2% polyethylene glycol in 50% ethanol) or PreservCyt preservative. Refrigerate and send within 48 hours of collection.

Alternate Specimen
Neobladder specimens are acceptable. [3/09]
Normal Volume
33 mL random urine
Minimum Volume
33 mL random urine
Additional Information

By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that informed consent has been obtained from the patient as required by applicable state or federal laws and the ordering clinician has authorization from the patient permitting MLabs to report the test results to the ordering clinician. Test includes pathologist interpretation of results billed as a separate additional charge. This test is not available without interpretation.

CPT Code
Fee Code
Pro Fee CPT
NY State Approved