PNEUMOCYSTIS (IDENTIFICATION OF)
Test Code: NCYT
DO NOT add any fixative.
Include all pertinent clinical information.
Transport specimen to referral Cytology lab immediately.
Arrange for transportation to your Cytology referral site through an established courier service. For transportation instructions for specimens, refer to DSM policy 170-10-08.
Refrigerate specimen if there is any delay.
If there are any questions, please contact your referral Cytology lab.
Volume: Minimum 20mL preferred
Submit Specimen: FRESH
Suitable specimens are:
• Bronchial washings, Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and tracheal
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.