Brushing for cytology

Alphabetical Test listing

Brushing for cytology-6301

  
Brushing for cytology
  
6301
  
LAB6301
  
APN
  
Bile duct, bronchial, colon, endocervical, esophageal, gastric, renal pelvis, ureteral, urethral or other brushing.
  
  

Non-Metro Hospitals/Clinics/outreach clients:

  1. Place brush into CytoLyt ™ or sterile saline.
  2. Clip brush.
  3. Label container with two patient identifiers.
  4. If no CytoLyt ™ or sterile saline is available, gently smear specimen onto a clean glass slide labeled per instructions, How to label a slide for cytological examination. Place the labeled slide(s) into a slide carrier for transport.

Metro Hospitals:

  1. Immediately place brush into labeled container of CytoLyt ™ or saline.
  2. Clip brush.
  3. Deliver to lab.
  4. If Microbiology testing is needed submit separate specimen in sterile saline and label for Microbiology.

If Fungus/Pneumocystis stain is requested indicate "Cytology and fungus stain"
Provide

  

Submit entire specimen

  

Cytology Only:

CytoLyt ™ fixative

Microbiology & Cytology:

Saline vial/tube (sterile)

  
  
  • Non-GYN Cytology request
  • Pertinent clinical history/previous malignancy
  

Ambient

  
  • 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
  
Daily
  
1 - 2 days
  

Microscopic examination

  

An interpretive report will be included

  
88112 - Cytology
88312 - Fungus
  
04/03/2013
  
12/12/2018