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71000:CYTOPATHOLOGY, BRUSHING, 1-5 SLIDES
Methodology:Cytyc Cytolyt Prep
Edit Date:9/19/2007
Performed:Monday-Friday
Released:24-48 hours, week days
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:Specimen using fiberoptic brush technique.
Handling:Rinse brush in a pre-filled tube of Cytolyt Collection Fluid solution. Brush may be detached into the solution. If other testing is ordered, send separate specimen without fixative. Refrigerate fresh specimen.
Stability:Fresh specimen 2 hours ambient; refrigerate for longer storage. Cytolyt Collection Fluid fixative 10 days ambient.
Standard Volume:2 mL
Minimum Volume:1 mL
Transport:Specimen in Cytolyt Collection Fluid fixative ambient; fresh specimen refrigerated.
Comments:Specimens in Cytolyt Collection Fluid cannot be split with Microbiology. Refer to Surgical Pathology section of the User Guide for special specimen collection instructions.
Rejection Criteria:Fresh specimen held ambient more than 2 hours; Cytolyt Collection Fluid specimen held more than 10 days.