UroVysion for Detection of Bladder Cancer
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: Urine
Preferred: FISH for Urothelial Carcinoma in Urocyte Urine Collection Kit (Supply T509)
Acceptable: 70% ethanol, PreservCyt, CytoLyt
Specimen Volume: 30 mL is recommended, however, will not reject if <30 mL
1. Follow instructions included with Urocyte Urine Collection Kit.
2. If kit is not used, submit a random urine specimen with an equal volume of 70% ethanol, PreservCyt, or CytoLyt.
Additional Information: Provide reason for referral and status of diagnosis (known previous diagnosis or suspected/unknown).
Forms: If not ordering electronically, submit a Pathology Test Request Form (T246) with the specimen or complete, print, and send a Oncology Test Request Form (T729) with the specimen (www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/media/customer-service/forms/oncology-request-form.pdf).
Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.
30 mL is recommended, however, will not reject if <30 mL
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.