SPUTUM FOR CYTOLOGY (TUMOR CELLS)
Test Code: NGCY
Patient should be instructed to clear throat of post nasal secretions and to gargle and rinse mouth to remove food residue.
A sputum series is considered to be 3 satisfactory samples from 3 consecutive days and submitted separately.
Include all pertinent clinical information.
Transport specimen to lab immediately.
Refrigerate specimen if there is any delay.
If there are any questions, please contact your referral Cytology lab.
Volume: Minimum 10mL preferred
Submit Specimen: FRESH
Deep cough specimen (induced if necessary)
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.