Laboratory: Cytology
Test Name:
PERITONEAL (PELVIC or GUTTER) WASHINGS FOR CYTOLOGY (TUMOR CELLS)
Test Code: NCYT
Clinical Information:
Using appropriate sterile technique during intra-abdominal surgery, instill a physiologic solution into the pelvic cavity.  Lavage the area of interest. Routinely right, left and cul de sac areas are sampled. 
 
IMPORTANT: Each area requires a separate sterile specimen container and Cytology requisition. Specify the specimen site on the specimen container and the requisition.
 
Include all pertinent clinical information.
 
Transport specimen to lab immediately.
 
Refrigerate specimen if there is any delay.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required: Volume:  Minimum 30mL preferred
Submit Specimen:  FRESH
 
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Requisition:
Reference Values:
A descriptive report will be issued
Availability:
Weekdays
0800-1630 HSC; 0800-1600 SBH; 0800-1615 WL
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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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