Cytology, Miscellaneous

Abbrev Code:NGNCT   
Order Code:LAB4600Order Name:Cytology Non Gyn
Methodology:Cytopreparation, staining and microscopic evaluation.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri, 0800-1500; results are reported within 1-5 days.
Special Instructions:Contact the Cytology Pathology Laboratory (612-273-4143) for cytology information on sites not listed.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Body fluid
Container:Sterile tube
Alternate Containers: Plastic leakproof container, sterile

Processing and Shipping

  • Fresh unfixed fluid: 24 hours at room temperature; 72 hours refrigerated; frozen is unacceptable.
  • Fixed or unfixed slides: Ambient
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Cytology  (Ridges, Southdale, UMMC East Bank, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


Use:Establish the presence of primary or metastatic neoplasms; aid in the diagnosis of reactive or infectious processes.

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