GASTRIC WASHINGS FOR CYTOLOGY (TUMOR CELLS)
Test Code: NCYT
DO NOT ADD ANY FIXATIVE.
Include all pertinent clinical information.
Transport specimen to lab immediately.
Refrigerate specimen if there is any delay.
Volume: Minimum 20mL preferred
Submit Specimen: FRESH
Gastric secretions are collected by aspiration or lavage with a small amount of physiologic saline solution.
A descriptive report will be issued
0800-1630 HSC; 0800-1600 SBH; 0800-1615 WL
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.