Specimen Requirements

Title

CYTOLOGY, URINE

Specimen Requirement

Collect 50 mL of urine from clean-catch midstream specimen into a sterile plastic container. Refrigerate; do not allow specimen to freeze. 24 hour urine specimens are not satisfactory for cytological examination. Note: Please use the required pap/tissue requisitions provided. Ship same day as collected.

Methodology

Stability

Refrigerated: 48 hours

Reference Range

Negative to cellular changes conclusive for malignant neoplasm. Negative for viral inclusions.

Turnaround

3-5 days.

Clinical Use

Aids in the detection of malignant cells.

Test Code

CYTO