Collect fresh early morning expectorated sputum (not saliva or nasal aspirate) into a sterile plastic screw capped container. First cough specimen is the most rewarding. Refrigerate specimen but do not allow specimen to freeze. Note: Please use the required pap/tissue requisitions provided.
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Presence or absence of malignant cells. Abnormal cells related to certain non-neoplastic conditions.
Aids in the detection of malignant cells.