Cytology, Fat


Sunquest Code:NGNCTCoPath Code:NGYN
Epic Code:LAB4600Epic Name:Cytology Non Gyn
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):COPATH  
Synonyms:Sputum for Fat; Lipid Cytology; Bronchoalveolar Lavage for Fat
Methodology:Preparation, fat stain and microscopic evaluation. Add-on test only.
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Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri, 0800-1500; results are reported within 1-3 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Sputum, renal cyst fluid, bronchoalveolar lavage, or bronchial wash
Optimal Volume:10 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:5 mL
Container:Sterile tube (Plastic leakproof container, sterile)
Collection Instructions:Specimen must be unfixed.
Causes for Rejection:Alcohol fixation (alcohol dissolves fat).


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Cytology  (UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Results reported using lipid index scoring from 0-400.
Use:Determine the presence of intracellular fat in lipid pneumonia. May aid in interpretation of renal cyst cytology.


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