Urine cytology - reflex to FISH

Alphabetical Test listing

Urine cytology - reflex to FISH-6301A

  
Urine cytology - reflex to FISH
  
6301A
  
LAB6301A
  
Urine Non Gyn
  

Urine FISH testing will be performed at an additional charge if the provider orders reflex FISH testing and the cytology results are atypical/suspicious as determined by the pathologist

  
Urine, random
  
  


Urine:

  • Do not collect first morning void.
  • Try to collect specimen within four (4) hours of consuming liquid
  • Collect in sterile labeled container
  
  1. Submit entire specimen.
  2. Containers must be labeled with two unique patient identifiers; unlabeled specimens will be rejected
  3. If multiple specimens are collected, the source must be indicated on each label
  4. Indicate: Cytology ONLY, Reflex FISH if Cytology is Abnormal or Cytology and FISH
  5. Include pertinent clinical history/previous malignancy

If transport will be delayed more then 24 hours add cytolyt at a 3:1 urine to Cytolyt ratio.

Note: Specimens with CytoLyt added are not acceptable for microbiology testing.

  

Screw cap plastic container (sterile)

  
Bladder, renal pelvis, ureter or urethral fluids or washings
  

Sterile container

  
  • Non-GYN Cytology request
  

Refrigerated - 24 hours

  
  • Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen
  • Unlabeled slide in a labeled slide container
  • Leaking specimen if label has been rendered unreadable
  • Slide broken beyond repair
  
AHL - Cytology: A
  
1 - 2 days
  

Microscopic examination

  

An interpretive report will be provided

  
88112
88377 - FISH (reflex if appropriate)
  
04/05/2011
  
10/12/2018