Laboratory: Cytology
Test Name:
SPUTUM FOR CYTOLOGY (TUMOR CELLS)
Test Code: NGCY
Clinical Information:

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.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:

Volume:  Minimum 10mL preferred

Submit Specimen:  FRESH

Deep cough specimen (induced if necessary)

Referral:
Requisition:
Reference Values:

A descriptive report will be issued

Availability:
Weekdays
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.