Cytology, Vitreous Fluid

Sunquest Code:NGNCTCoPath Code:NGYN
Epic Code:LAB1001Epic Name:Cytology Non Gyn
Synonyms:Eye Cytology
Methodology:Preparation, routine staining and microscopic evaluation; special stains if indicated
Test Includes:Preparation, routine staining, and microscopic examination; special stains as ordered by the pathologist are performed at additional charge.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri, 0800-1500; results are reported within 1-3 days.
Special Instructions:Provide pertinent clinical history.

Collection Instructions

Container:Sterile tube
Causes for Rejection:Fixation of any kind. Syringe with needle attached.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Fresh unfixed fluid: 1 week refrigerated; frozen is unacceptable.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Cytology  (UMMC-East Bank, St. Joseph's)


Reference Range:Results reported as negative to positive for malignant cells.
Use:Establish the presence of primary or metastatic neoplasms.

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