URINARY TRACT CYTOLOGY (NGY)
: NGY, Voided urine, Catheterized urine, Bladder lavage, Bladder washing
: Call the lab for assistance at 615-322-2721.
: Clean specimen container; no glass containers can be accepted.
: Fresh specimen. Collect in cytology fixative if specimen cannot be refrigerated during transport or cannot be delivered to the lab within 1 hour. Please indicate if voided, catheterized or Ileal conduit. NOTE: 24 hour urine specimens are not acceptable.
: 3 cc to 50 cc is optimal
: 3 cc
: Room temperature if specimen is in fixative, refrigerated if fixative was not used.
Reasons for Rejection
: Mislabeled specimen, infufficient fluid for processing or specimen leaked during transport, 24 hour urine specimens
: Monday - Friday; closed major holidays
: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
: 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.
: Please provide collection method, patient's history of malignancy, kidney stones and/or other urogenital disorders.
: Indicate if voided, catheterized or Ileal conduit. Please call the lab at 615-322-2721 for fixative or to confirm proper collection and shipping instructions.
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