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Urine for Cytologic Analysis
Specimen Type: Urine Specimen, Voided or Catheterized
Specimen Collection: Add equal parts of cytology fixative (50-75 ml optimal) to sample immediately after collection. Label specimen container with patient name and date of birth
Collection Procedure: Click here to see collection instructions.
Required Info: Complete the Incyte Request Form with the patient's demographics and relevant history. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name and specimen source/site.
Specimen Stability: Unfixed specimens remain stable for 2 hours at room temperature. Specimens fixed in cytology fixative are stable for 24 hours. Refrigerated unfixed specimens which are not transported within 2 hours must be refrigerated and can remain stable for 3 days unless specimen was collected using saline. Do not freeze the specimen.
Unacceptable Specimen: Unlabeled specimens, Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin) can only be processed as a cell block.
Limitations: Adequacy
Department: Cytology
Method: Monolayer
Turn Around: 24 - 48 hours from submission
Performed: Monday - Friday
Test Includes: Processing, examination and interpretive report
Retention: Specimen 7 days. Slides 10 years
CPT Code: 88112 Monolayer

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