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SEROUS EFFUSION CYTOLOGY

Mnemonic

CYTO BF

Synonym

Body Fluid Cytology - Pericardial - Peritoneal/Ascites - Pleural/Thoracentesis - Abdominal fluid - Pelvic fluid

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Specimen types include Pericardial fluid, Peritoneal/Ascites, Pleural/Thoracentesis, Abdominal fluid, and Pelvic fluid

Handling

Aliquot fluid into a 120 mL sterile specimen container or submit vacutainer bottle(s). Submit ASAP to Cytology during routine hours. If other studies are requested submit sample to the Clinical Lab for handling and processing. Fresh and unfixed samples are optimal. If delay is unavoidable, refrigerate the specimen.

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

2-3 days

Method

Pap stain/microscopy

Reference Values

Reference Values

Professional interpretation provided by Cascade Pathology Services.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:37 AM


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