Spinal fluid for cytology

Alphabetical Test listing

Spinal fluid for cytology-6301

  
Spinal fluid for cytology
  
6301
  
LAB6301
  
APN
  
Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF)
  

Sterile vial

  
2.0 mL
  

Collect fluid aseptically and place in clean, dry sterile tube

 

  

For optimum results, specimen should be processed within two hours of collection.

 

 

  

Sterile container, Sarstedt Transfer Vial or 15 mL sterile Falcon tube

  
  • Non-GYN Cytology request
    • Provide pertinent clinical history/previous malignancy
    • Indicate on request if specimen is for Cytology only, Cytology and Fungus stain, or Fungus stain only
  

Refrigerated

  
  • 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 provided

  
88108 - Cytology
88312 - Fungus
  
07/30/2012
  
10/12/2018