Laboratory: Cytology
Test Name:
PERITONEAL FLUID FOR CYTOLOGY (TUMOR CELLS) - (F)
Test Code: NCYT
Clinical Information:
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.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required: Minimum 200 ml of fluid specimen
Submit Specimen:  FRESH
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Requisition:
Reference Values:
A descriptive report will be issued
Availability:
Daily
HSC 0800-1700; SBH 0800-1600; WL 0800-1615
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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 10-50-03 Specimen Acceptance Policy. See also Cytology specific requirements within policy 170-110-87 Non-Gynecological Specimen Handling 
Sterile Specimen Container (100 mL)
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