71050:CYTOPATHOLOGY, MAIN BODY FLUID

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71050:CYTOPATHOLOGY, MAIN BODY FLUID
Methodology: Smears / Cytyc Cytolyt Prep / Cell Block
Edit Date: 9/19/2007
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 24-48 hours, week days
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Fluid in container large enough to hold entire specimen.
Handling: Specimen should be fresh. Submit all fluid collected. To prevent clotting, add 1 mL heparin for every 1000 mL of fluid. Add 0.5 mL heparin for a lesser amount of fluid. Refrigerate. Do not add fixative.
Stability: 2 hours ambient. Refrigerate for longer storage.
Standard Volume: All fluid collected.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL fluid.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: Refer to the Surgical Pathology section of the User Guide for special specimen collection instructions.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen left ambient for more than 2 hours; specimen containing fixative.