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Cytology

Effective April 14, 2014   


Note: A $10 accession fee will be applied to all submissions. All fees are in US $.

 

Note on days tested and turnaround times:  Samples must be received at least 1 business day before the scheduled testing day.  New client accounts can take up to 2-3 business days to establish before testing can begin.  Samples may not always be tested on the first scheduled day after they arrive; however, it is our goal to complete testing within the posted turnaround time.   If rush testing is desired, please contact us.

 

Click the name of the test or procedure for detailed information.

 

 

Bone Marrow Aspirate and Core Biopsy
Fee:  95.00

Specimen:

1) 4-6 bone marrow smears unfixed, unstained
2) EDTA blood (more than 1/2 full) and 2 blood smears
3) core biopsy in 10% formalin

Shipping Container:

1) slide container
2) purple top tube
3) leakproof container

Coolant:

1,3) none
2) frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F 

Turnaround Time:

1 bus. day (aspirate)
3-4 bus. days (core biopsy) 

Comments: Do NOT ship cytology slides and formalin-fixed tissue in the same package; place in separate plastic bags prior to shipping. 

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Bone Marrow Aspirate Only
Fee:  77.00

Specimen:

1) 4-6 bone marrow smears unfixed, unstained
2) EDTA blood (more than 1/2 full) and 2 blood smears

Shipping Container:

1) slide container
2) purple top tube
3) leakproof container

Coolant:

1) none
2) frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

1 bus. day 

Comments:

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Complete Body Fluids (Pericardial, Peritoneal, Synovial, Cerebral Spinal Fluid - CSF, Pleural) 
Fee:  66.00

Specimen:

1) minimum of 1 ml in EDTA, and
2) 2 unfixed, unstained smears

Shipping Container:

1) purple top tube
2) slide mailer

Coolant:

1) frozen gel packs
2) none

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

8 hrs

Comments: CSF must be received within 2 hrs. of sampling. For synovial fluid, submit a minimum of 2 different joints. Protein analysis must be ordered separately.

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Cytology - Multiple Joint, Mass or Node
Fee:  68.00

Specimen:

unfixed unstained smears

Shipping Container:

slide mailer

Coolant:

 

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

8 hrs 

Comments: Do NOT ship cytology slides and formalin-fixed tissue in the same package; place in separate plastic bags prior to shipping.  Maximum number of specimens:  5 joints OR 5 skin masses OR 5 nodes.

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Tissue Cytology - Slides Only 
Fee:  56.00

Specimen:

each source, unfixed unstained smears

Shipping Container:

slide mailer

Coolant:

 

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

8 hrs 

Comments: Do NOT ship cytology slides and formalin-fixed tissue in the same package; place in separate plastic bags prior to shipping. For lymph nodes, submit a minimum of 2 different nodes. Please label source.

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Urine Sediment Only 
Fee:  45.00

Specimen:

1) 2-5 unfixed, unstained smears of the urine sediment, and
2) 2-3 ml of urine, refrigerated

Shipping Container:

1) slide mailer
2) plastic tube

Coolant:

1) none
2) ice packs

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

8 hrs

Comments: Immediately centrifuge urine and prepare slides.  Do NOT ship in same package as any formalin-fixed tissue.

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