BRUSHINGS FOR CYTOLOGY (TUMOR CELLS)
Test Code: NCYT
Immediately agitate brush vigorously in the CytoLyt collection cup. Remove sheath, detach brush, and place into the collection cup.
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.
(Warning: CytoLyt should never come in contact with the patient)
Submit Specimen: CYTOLYT
Endoscopic brushings include bronchial brushings, esophageal brushings, gastric brushings, ureter brushings and bile duct brushings.
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.