Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Urinary Fluid for Cytology

Test Name: Urinary Fluid for Cytology
Alternate Name(s): Urine for Cytology
Laboratory: Cytopathology-UH
Specimen Type: Non-Gynaecological: Urinary

Orange top routine specimen container containing 30 mL Cytolyt solution/60 mL body fluid
Collection Information: Collect sample in an orange top routine specimen container containing one part Cytolyt solution to two parts urine.

Left or right specimen sites must be clearly labelled using separate requisitions.

-Cysto/Bladder Washing
Test Schedule: Weekdays
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
Within one week
1 day
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2010-11-25
Revised Date: 2015-11-17
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Clinical history is an important component for diagnostic interpretation.
Special Processing: The specimen is Thinprep processed so the total specimen volume should not exceed one orange top specimen container with Cytolyt included.
Comments: Close specimen lid tightly to prevent leakage.

Cytopathology Laboratory
Room A3-242
(519) 685-8500 x 36391/36392
Method of Analysis:  
Critical Information Required: Label container "Right" or "Left" sites where appropriate.

Cytolyt fixed samples are crucial for preservation while in transport.
Storage & Shipment: Specimen container must be labelled with patient identification, specimen type, left or right site when appropriate and a Cytology fixative label previous to transport.
Transport all specimens in a biohazard transport bag with the specimen in the ziploc area separating the requisition in the side pocket.
System Codes: 
Referred To:  

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