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URINE CYTOLOGY

Mnemonic

CYTO URINE

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

To obtain maximum diagnostic yield, obtain second morning specimen. A midstream, clean catch specimen is recommended to avoid vaginal contamination in female patients. Midstream, not necessarily clean catch, is recommended for male patients.

Collect

Urine, 50.0 mL of appropriately collected voided or catheterized urine submitted in a properly labeled sterile collection container with a lid.

Supply Item Number - 135327

Handling

Fresh and unfixed samples are optimal. If delay is unavoidable then specimen should be refrigerated (refrigerate within 2 hours of collection).

If a catheterized specimen is being submitted, this detail should be noted as part of the order since the procedure can lead to artifacts that may be misinterpreted.

Preferred Volume

100.0 mL

Minimum Volume

50.0 mL

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: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 01:57:09 PM


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