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

DO NOT ADD ANY FIXATIVE.

 

Differential descriptive report can be preformed on request.             

                                                                       
Include all pertinent clinical information.
                       
Transport specimen to lab immediately.
 
Refrigerate specimen if there is any delay.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:

Volume:  Minimum 20mL preferred

Submit Specimen:  FRESH

Bronchial Washings, Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL), esophageal or gastric secretions are collected by aspiration or lavage with a small amount of physiologic saline solution.

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.