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PNEUMOCYSTIS &/OR FUNGAL STAIN (NGY)

Department: Cytology
Test Synonym(s): NGY, Methenamine silver stain, Cytology, GMS, Fungal Stain
Methodology: Call Lab for assistance at 615-322-2721.
Tube Type: Clean container or air-dried smear on microscope slide
Specimen: Fresh sputum, bronchial lavage or bronchial wash.
Reasons for Rejection: Mislabeled specimen
Days Performed: Monday - Friday; closed on major holidays
Times Performed: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
TAT: 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) for cases without cell block or special stains; cases with cell block or special stains may require a longer turn-around time.

Significance: Provide patient's history of transplant and/or immune disorders.
Special Instructions: Provide source of specimen. Please call the lab at 615-322-2721 for assistance.

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