71000:CYTOPATHOLOGY, BRUSHING, 1-5 SLIDES

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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.