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CEREBROSPINAL FLUID CYTOLOGY

Mnemonic

CYTO CSF

Synonym

CSF Cytology - Spinal Fluid Cytology

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

A fresh and unfixed sample submitted ASAP in a sterile collection container labeled with patient's name, date of birth and specimen type.

Handling

Submit directly to the Cytology department ASAP during routine hours for cytologic examination for malignant cells. If other studies are requested such as cell count, protein or glucose, submit to the Clinical Lab. If delay is unavoidable, refrigerate specimen.

Preferred Volume

2.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

2-3 days

Method

Pap stain/Wright stain/microscopy

Reference Values

Reference Values

Professional interpretation provided by Cascade Pathology Services.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:36 AM


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