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Test Compendium

5006: Non-GYN Cytology, Sputum

Test Code

  • 5006

Test Synonym

  • SPUTUM CYTOLOGY, CYTOLOGY, SPUTUM

Volume

  • 25 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Body Fluid

Container

  • Sterile Container, Container- Screw Top

Storage

  • Ambient

Turn Around Time

  • 2 days

Special Instructions

  • Mix Specimen With 50% Alcohol, Cytolyt Or Saccomanno Solution

Specimen Stability

  • Fluid: 3 days unfixed at room temperature; 8 days fixed with 50% alcohol, Cytolyt, or Saccomanno fixative at room temperature; Slide: 10 years.