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Laboratory: Cytology
Test Name:
Test Code: NCYT
Clinical Information:
Cytology can identify fungus in:
·        Respiratory Specimens -Bronchial washes and lavages are ideal specimens for identification
·        Non-Respiratory specimens
Include all pertinent clinical information.
Transport specimen to Cytology referral lab immediately.
Refrigerate specimen if there is any delay.
If there are any questions, please contact your referral Cytology lab.
Arrange for transportation to your Cytology referral site through an established courier service. For transportation instructions for specimens, refer to DSM policy 170-10-08.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required: Respiratory or Non-respiratory specimens
Submit Specimen:  FRESH (UNFIXED)
Reference Values:
A descriptive report will be issued
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.