LAVAGE AND WASH CYTOLOGY (NGY)
: NGY, BW, BAL, Bladder lavage
: Call Lab for assistance at 615-322-2721.
: Sterile specimen container, no glass containers accepted
: Specimen as collected (may be bronchial, peritoneal, pelvic, esophageal, gastric, renal pelvic or bladder)
: Amount that can be collected; 3 cc to 50 cc is optimal.
: 3 cc
: Room temperature if received in lab within 1 hour, otherwise must be refrigerated.
: Room temperature: 1 hour
Reasons for Rejection
: Mislabeled specimen, insufficient fluid for processing.
: Monday - Friday; closed major holidays
: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.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.
: Patient history of prior or suspected malignancy is needed; carcinoma, melanoma, lymphoma, etc.
: Call the lab for assistance: 615-322-2721
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