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Fluid for Cytology

Ordering information:

Cerner Orderable: Cytology Specimen (s),

Alternate names:
Ascitic Fluid, Drain tube Fluid, Ovarian Fluid, Pericardial Fluid, Peritoneal Fuid., Pleural Fluid, Pouch of Douglas Fluid, Synovial Fluid
Laboratory:
Cytopathology
Specimen types:
Fluid
Container types:
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Collection Instructions:

Do not add any fixatives. Must be kept refrigerated.

Do not use Serres Suction cannisters. The use of these devices have been reported to cause a cytological artefact mimicking mucin, which may cause a diagnotic dilemma or an erroneous diagnosis

Notes:

Please send the total volume of fluid collected for cytology.

Result Turnaround Time:
72 hours
Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Do not add any fixatives. Must be kept refrigerated.