Laboratory: Cytology
Test Name:
SYNOVIAL (JOINT) FLUIDS FOR CYTOLOGY (TUMOR CELLS) - (Fl)
Test Code: NGCY
Clinical Information:
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:  50-100mL synovial fluid

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.