Urine Cytology

CPT CODE: 88104, 88108, 88112

SYNONYMS: Void, clean catch, bladder, ureteral

TEST INCLUDES: Specimen preparation and cytologic evaluation.

DEPARTMENT: Cytology

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT: >20 mL fresh specimen in a clean , leakproof, hard plastic container with screw top lid and NO fixative added.

TESTING SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 08:30 - 15:30.  Turnaround time: 2 working days.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Voided urines should be mid-stream urine in males and clean catch urine in females. Send to laboratory immediately for processing. Refrigerate specimen if there is any delay in delivery.

REFERENCE INTERVAL: Normal cells.