SPUTUM CYTOLOGY

Synonym

Respiratory Tract Cytology

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

The patient is asked to cough deeply from the diaphragm and expectorate sputum into a properly labeled sterile container with a lid such as a sputum collection cup or a sterile urine container.

Handling

A fresh and unfixed sample is optimal. If delay is unavoidable the specimen should be refrigerated.

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Method

Pap stain/microscopy

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:28 AM