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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Urine, Voided ( Cytology)

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Specimen Collection

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

Add equal volumes of 50% alcohol if delay in transportation is anticipated.

Adult Specimen

It is essential that urine cytology should be performed on freshly voided urine, prefereably not an early morning sample as the cells will have been lying in the urine for hours, rapidly degenerating. A mid morning sample is most useful. Three specimens should be sent on consecutive days.

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Test Availability

Mon -Fri, 0700-1630

Laboratory Turnaround Time

3hrs - 4 days


Manual Technique

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