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22550 Cytology, Urine

Cytology, Urine
Test Code: CY-NON
Synonyms/Keywords
​Urine for Cytology
Useful For
​Samles obtained for the cytologic examination of pre-malignant, malignant and other pathologic disorders.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Urine​ Sage Container​ 10.0 mL​ 2.0 mL​
Collection Processing Instructions
​PREFERRED:  Collect urine specimen and fix immediately with 30 mL of Cytolyt or equal volume 50% ethyl alcohol.

ALTERNATE:  Collect a urine specimen for each of three consecutive days (recommended for uroepithelial cancer screening).  Fix immediately after collection with 30 mL of Cytolyt or equal volume 50% ethyl alcohol.

NOTE:  If additional clinical testing (i.e. Urinalysis or Microbiology) is also requested on the same specimen, collect specimen in a sage container without the alcohol fixative (fresh specimen) or aliquot a portion of the total urine collected for Cytology testing and fix aliquoted portion immediately with 30 mL of Cytolyt or equal volume 50% ethyl alcohol.
Acceptable Body Sites
​Midstream (Clean Catch), Voided, Ileal Conduit, Catheter, Kidney, Ureter, Cystoscopy, Bladder Washings, Renal Pelvis Washings
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature
Urine​ Refrigerate
Interference
​Specimen not fixed within two hours of collection may be unacceptable.  Consult Cytopathology with questions (800-222-5835, ext. 1-6155).
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield Monday-Friday​ 1 day​ ThinPrep, Light Microscopy​
Test Information
Indicate specimen source or collection type, pertinent patient history and appropriate ICD-9 code on the electronic order or test requisition form.  Record type of fixative and date and time of fixation on the specimen container.
 
If specimen is for hemosiderin, see Cytology, Hemosiderin, Urine
 
Note:  Each specimen submitted will be evaluated and charged separately.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield Interpretative Report​
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​88112 Cytology ThinPrep​
Synonyms/Keywords
​Urine for Cytology
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Urine​ Sage Container​ 10.0 mL​ 2.0 mL​
Collection Processing
​PREFERRED:  Collect urine specimen and fix immediately with 30 mL of Cytolyt or equal volume 50% ethyl alcohol.

ALTERNATE:  Collect a urine specimen for each of three consecutive days (recommended for uroepithelial cancer screening).  Fix immediately after collection with 30 mL of Cytolyt or equal volume 50% ethyl alcohol.

NOTE:  If additional clinical testing (i.e. Urinalysis or Microbiology) is also requested on the same specimen, collect specimen in a sage container without the alcohol fixative (fresh specimen) or aliquot a portion of the total urine collected for Cytology testing and fix aliquoted portion immediately with 30 mL of Cytolyt or equal volume 50% ethyl alcohol.
Acceptable Body Sites
​Midstream (Clean Catch), Voided, Ileal Conduit, Catheter, Kidney, Ureter, Cystoscopy, Bladder Washings, Renal Pelvis Washings
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature
Urine​ Refrigerate
Interference
​Specimen not fixed within two hours of collection may be unacceptable.  Consult Cytopathology with questions (800-222-5835, ext. 1-6155).
Useful For
​Samles obtained for the cytologic examination of pre-malignant, malignant and other pathologic disorders.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield Interpretative Report​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield Monday-Friday​ 1 day​ ThinPrep, Light Microscopy​
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​88112 Cytology ThinPrep​
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.