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

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.
Collection Devices:

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

Specimen Required:

Submit Specimen:  CYTOLYT
Endoscopic brushings include bronchial brushings, esophageal brushings, gastric brushings, ureter brushings and bile duct brushings.

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.