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Test Compendium

6785: BLADDER CANCER FISH

Test Code

  • 6785

Test Synonym

  • UROVYSION, Urothelial Cancer (Urovysion) FISH

Minimum Volume

  • 33mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Urine

Container

  • Tic Monitoring Kit (urovysion), Container- Urine

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 9 days

CPT Codes

  • 88368
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 50 mL urine mixed with preservative in TCC Monitoring kit or other as; PreservCyt(R) vial, Cytology Special Studies Kit, or sterile urine container with Carbowax(R) fixative (2 part urine; 1 part fixative). ship within 48 hours of collection

Additional Information

  • 50 mL urine mixed with preservative in TCC Monitoring kit Other containers that are accepted, but not recommended: PreservCyt(R) vial, Cytology Special Studies Kit , or sterile urine container with Carbowax(R) fixative (2 part urine; 1 part fixative). Step 1: Use the large, open cup in the kit to collect the urine specimen. First void of the day is preferred. Ensure that the urine specimen reaches the minimum fill line of 33 mL. Step 2: Slowly pour urine into the smaller container to the maximum fill line of 90 mL. Step 3: Tighten the lid until you hear a click in order to prevent leakage. Specimens should be received at the laboratory within 24 hours post-collection for optimal testing. Specimens older than 24 hours will not be rejected; however, results are not guaranteed. In these instances, therefore, client should consider recollection if possible. Specimen should be refrigerated at 2(degrees)C to 8 (degrees)C and shipped on cool packs. DO NOT FREEZE

Specimen Stability

  • Stability - 72 hours refrigerated (older will not be rejected, however, results are not guaranteed.