Pulmonary Cytology with FISH for the Detection of Lung Cancer on Bronchial Brushing
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
Specimen Type: Bronchial brushing
Preferred: ThinPrep vial containing CytoLyt solution (Supply T564)
Acceptable: PreservCyt solution (Supply T536)
Specimen Volume: Entire collection
1. Place bronchial brush in CytoLyt from each unique brushing site.
2. Specimen must be labeled with site where brushing was collected (eg, "right upper lobe" for peripheral lesions or "right mainstem" for central lesions).
Forms: If not ordering electronically, submit a Pathology/Cytology Request Form (Supply T246) with the specimen.
Brushing specimen generally labeled (eg, "lung brushing," "right lung," or "brushing"), fine-needle aspirate (FNA), or washing specimen
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.