URINE - CYTOLOGY
Synonyms: Bladder - Cytology, urine
Applies To: Detection of abnormal cells and malignant cells
Lab: Cytopathology Laboratory
Request Form: Cytopathology Requisition Form
Collection: See Storage and Special Instructions
Storage Instructions: Cells degenerate quickly in urine. Fresh specimens should be sent immediately to the Cytopathology Laboratory. Call the laboratory if a delay of more than 2 hours is anticipated. If there will be a delay of more than 2 hours, the urine should have Sedfix added to the sample (which should be obtained from the Cytopathology Laboratory JSA, rm 9.300).
Causes for Rejection: Delayed delivery of fresh specimens, incomplete and/or improper labeling, insufficient pertinent clinical history. See Cytopathology specimens acceptance and rejection policy.
Availability: Specimens are accepted Monday-Friday from 8 AM-5 PM (except holidays) at Room 9.300 John Sealy Annex.
Turnaround Time: Routine: 1-3 working days; STAT: same day
Special Instructions: Pertinent clinical information must be included on request form.
Volume: 50-100 mL
Minimum Volume: 5 mL
Container: Well-constructed container with secure lid and sealed plastic bagReviewed 6/19/12 by Robert Stewart