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Urine (Cytology)

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Cytopathology

Test information: Urine cytology can be obtained by voided urine, from a catheter / ileal conduit or taken during cystoscopy (Bladder, renal pelvis and ureteric washings, brushings)

Specimen Type(s)
  • Urine;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Sterile universal. Ensure sample vial is labelled with specimen site / type
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Plain Universal;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Plain Universal;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
N/A
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Voided urine : Whole output. No volumes specified for other collection methods.
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Please label the request form and container with the origin of the urine (e.g. voided, catheter, uterteric brushings / washings, ileal conduit).
FOR VOIDED URINE : Please do not send early morning urine. Whole output second urine is required in a sterile suitable container.
Please send to the laboratory within 24 hours to prevent degradation of the sample.
Sample vials must be placed into a clear sealed specimen bag prior to sending to the laboratory accompanied with a completed request form.
The sample must be transported to the department using the red designated Pathology transport boxes.
These boxes are used by NHS couriers and hospital Porters. They will contain any spillage, and ensure data on samples is kept confidential.
Specimens should never be placed in pockets, handbags etc. **Temporary storage prior to transportation In the event that there is a delay to porters or couriers then cytology samples that are not in a fixative must be refrigerated to reduce degradation of the sample.
Samples in fixative must be stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight or heat sources. In all situations patient confidentiality must be maintained.
Histopathology and cytology samples must never be delivered from GP's or hospitals via Public Taxi's. Only to be transported through NHS Couriers.
Maximum add on time
N/A
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Interpretative comments
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 03-05-2024