Laboratory: Cytology
Test Name:
ESOPHAGEAL WASHINGS FOR CYTOLOGY (TUMOR CELLS)
Test Code: NCYT
Clinical Information:
DO NOT ADD ANY FIXATIVE.
                                                                                   
Include all pertinent clinical information.
                       
Transport specimen to lab immediately.
 
Refrigerate specimen if there is any delay.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required: Volume:  Minimum 20mL preferred
Submit Specimen:  FRESH
Esophageal secretions are collected by aspiration or lavage with a small amount of physiologic saline solution.
Referral:
Requisition:
Reference Values:
A descriptive report will be issued
Availability:
Weekdays
0800-1630 HSC; 0800-1600 SBH; 0800-1615 WL
See Also:
More Information:
All specimens must be properly labeled with appropriate patient identification. All specimens must be accompanied by a fully completed Non-Gynecological Cytology requisition. Pertinent information including patient demographics, clinical history, physician’s name, and specimen type is required as per DSM Specimen Acceptance Policy 10-50-03. See also Cytology specific requirements within policy.
Sterile Specimen Container (100 mL)
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