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Test Name: Cytology, Urinary Tract

Test Code(s): HCPATHM

CPT Code(s): 88112

Request Form: Cytopathology (UWH 1280520A)

Days Performed: Mon-Fri, 0800-1700.

Turnaround Time: Routine: 1 - 2 days.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Urine (voided or catheterized), Urinary Tract Washings (all sites)

Collection Instructions: Collect urine samples and urinary tract washings per standard protocols. NOTE: For Cytology specimens ONLY, add the fresh sample to a pre-filled CytoLyt Specimen Collection Cup. DO NOT pour off ANY of the CytoLyt fluid prior to adding the sample.

Ordering instructions for CytoLyt Specimen Collection Cups:
UWHC clinics order through Central Supply, item #4013061.
UWMF clinics order through the UWMF Storeroom. Call
(608) 262-6855.
WRMC clinics order through the WRMC Laboratory. Call
(920) 262-4744.

Collection Container: Preferred: Sterile screw cap container
Also Acceptable: See collection instructions.

Collection Volume: Preferred: 5 - 60 mL
Pediatrics: 5 mL

Sample Analyzed: Urine aliquot

Specimen Processing: Within 1 hour of collection, add up to 60 mL of a well mixed specimen aliquot to a pre-filled CytoLyt Specimen Collection Cup. Tighten the lid securely.
NOTE: DO NOT SEAL CONTAINER WITH PARAFILM WRAP.

Call the UWHC Cytology Lab at (608) 263-3205 for further information.

Specimen Transport: Place specimen inside a biohazard bag with the request form in the outside pocket of the bag. Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220).

Outreach Specimen Transport: Place specimen inside a biohazard bag with the request form in the outside pocket of the bag. Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220).

Unacceptable Criteria: 12 and 24 hour urine collections are not acceptable.

Stability: Ambient: 1 hour fresh; 8 days in CytoLyt
Frozen: Not Acceptable


Interpretation

Report provides interpretation.  Contact the UWHC Cytology Lab at (608) 263-3205 for further information

Test Limitations:

Abnormal findings must be correlated with history and other test results.

Additional Information:

Paperwork must include patient's name and medical record number, date of birth, specimen source, collection date, clinic and phone number, clinician's full name and pager number, and pertinent clinical history.

Voided Urine, Catheterized Urine, Bladder Washing, Renal Pelvis Washing, Kidney Washing, Ureteral Washing, Urethral Washing

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