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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeCURI
Method

 

Cytological examination of slides.
Specimens centrifuged and cellular material is transferred onto glass slides, fixed and stained for cytological examination under a microscope.
Diagnostic Use / Indications

Cytological examination of well-preserved cellular material for the detection of normal and/or atypical cell changes affecting the specimen site.

External Price$62.75(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Discard early morning urine, hydrate patient then send urine.

Specimen Collection Protocols

Urine specimen should be collected in a screw-capped container. Please ensure that the cap is closed to ensure specimen does not leak in transit.

If specimens are delayed or late in the day, please refrigerate (4 degrees Celsius) and send immediately the next day.

Specimens MUST be properly labelled with full name and NHI or full name and date of birth, and accompanied with a matching request form. 

 

Patient SpecimenUrine
Sample Delivery to LabASAP
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsRefrigerate if delay eg. weekends Spin down sample using the senders' protocol. Add sufficient CRR to the deposit to lyse the red blood cells and fix the specimen (1mL of CRR per drop of red blood cells). Resuspend and send to CHL promptly at room temperature.
Aliquot Transport to CHLSend to laboratory promptly at room temperature if in CRR.
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentAnatomical Pathology - Cytology
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Contact Phone Numberx86628 (03) 378-6628
Test AvailabilityMon - Fri, business hours.
Turnaround Time4-5 working days
Interpretation

Pathologists will cytologically examine collected material and assess the morphology of the cellular material to determine the diagnosis.

Additional Information

Test-adding Cytology can be done up to 7 days on the original specimen, BUT delays in fixation may make cytological examination and interpretation difficult. A repeat sample may be advisable in this situation, if easily obtainable.

Samples are stored in a refrigerator until reported (usually within 7 days) before being discarded.
Delphic Number Test Number9709

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