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Sputum - Cytology

Ordering information:

Cerner orderable: Cytology specimen(s)

Laboratory:
Cytopathology
Specimen types:
Sputum
Container types:
Sterile JarSterile Jar
Notes:

All specimens to be collected into a yellow top container with no fixatives added.

A deep cough is necessary to ensure it is from the lower respiratory tract.

Storage: specimen must be refrigerated.

Result Turnaround Time:
72 hours

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TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

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"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

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