PERICARDIAL FLUID FOR CYTOLOGY (TUMOR CELLS) - (F)
Test Code: NCYT
Peritoneal (Ascitic) Fluids, Pericardial Fluids, Pleural Fluids and Synovial (Joint) Fluids
Submit specimen FRESH
Transport specimen to lab immediately. Refrigerate specimen if there is any delay.
Include all pertinent clinical information.
Minimum 200 ml of fluid specimen
Submit Specimen: FRESH
A descriptive report will be issued
HSC 0800-1700; SBH 0800-1600; WL 0800-1615
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 10-50-03 Specimen Acceptance Policy. See also Cytology specific requirements within policy 170-110-87 Non-Gynecological Specimen Handling