CEREBROSPINAL FLUID CYTOLOGY

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 name 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

Note

Please submit properly labeled specimen with properly filled out cytology requisition.

Performed

Mon - Fri

Method

Pap stain/Wright stain/microscopy

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:02 AM