Sputum for cytology

Alphabetical Test listing

Sputum for cytology-6301

  
Sputum for cytology
  
6301
  
LAB6301
  
APN
  
Sputum
  
  

An early morning deep cough specimen is desirable for adequate examination

  

Submit entire specimen

  • If Fungus/Pneumocystis Stain is also requested, indicate “Cytology and Fungus Stain”

 

 

  

Screw cap plastic container (sterile)

  
  • Non-GYN Cytology request
    • Include pertinent clinical history or previous malignancy
  

Ambient

  • 2 hours (optimal)
  • 24 hours (acceptable)
  
  • 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

  
88112 - Cytology
88312 - Fungus stain
  
07/20/2012
  
11/05/2018