ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY LABORATORY TEST
FLUID;includes Breast Fluid,
Ovarian Cyst fluid, Cysts of the Head and Neck, etc. .
PERSONEL: A physician
can obtain specimen.
- Specimen should be sent in the syringe
from which the cyst fluid was drawn. Minimum of 1cc is required.
- Pertinent patient history written on the
patient's requisition must accompany the specimen sent to the Cytology
- Specimen must be identified with the
patient's last name, first initial, DOB and specimen source.
- Specimens, which cannot be sent to the
laboratory within 1 hour, must be refrigerated. Specimen must be sent fresh.
NO FIXATIVE ADDED.
- NOTE: If the specimen is to be split with chemistry and/or
microbiology the specimen must kept STERILE. Special studies requests
must be included on the requisition.
CAUSE FOR RESULT
DELAY/DIAGNOSTIC LIMITATIONS: Failure
to complete the above 5 requirements.
This specimen can be
sent to the Cytology Laboratory at any time. Stat results can only be issued
during Cytology Laboratory hours: Mon ? Fri, 6:00 a.m. ? 4:00 p.m. If results
are needed off-hours the laboratory should be called to have a pathologist and
technologist called in to perform test.
TURN AROUND TIME:
Routine specimens: 24 ?
48 hrs. Stat specimens: 2-3 hrs.
Syringes can not be capped off with a needle. A syringe cap device
must be used. Failure to do so will result in a MIDAS
Cytology laboratory Ext. # 3051
Laboratory/Pathology/01Fluids (brushings, wash, urine,