Laboratory: Cytology
Test Name:
URINE FOR CYTOLOGY (TUMOR CELLS) - (U)
Test Code: NGCY
Clinical Information:

DO NOT send first morning voided urine.

 

If the specimen is delayed, keep refrigerated until it is sent.   Urines delayed > 72 hours should have Cytolyt added in a 1:3 Cytolyt : Specimen ratio.

 

Indicate on the requisition if specimen was voided, collected by catheter or taken at cystoscopy.

 

24 hour urine collection NOT suitable for Cytology.

 
Include all pertinent clinical information.
                       
Transport specimen to lab immediately.
                         
If there are any questions, please contact your referral Cytology lab.
Collection Devices:
Preferred Device:
Alternate Device:
1 - CytoLyt Collection Cup  - if delayed 72 hours.  See Comments.

(Warning:  CytoLyt should never come in contact with the patient)

Specimen Required:

Volume:  50-100mL urine preferred

Submit Specimen:  FRESH

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.