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  Cytology, Pericardial Fluid Specimen Type:
  also known as Pericardial Fluid Cytology Other

CYTOPATHOLOGY

Specimen requirements: N/A
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: Minimum of 100 mL, if possible.
Absolute minimum amount: N/A
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: Specimen must be labeled with patient name, Medical Record and Patient numbers.
Request test on form: Cytopathology ( 151-805 )
Order/entry screen(s):  N/A
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: N/A
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 2 working days
For Hillcrest deliver to: Cytopathology : 2nd Floor, Cytology Laboratory,
  room 2-113
For Thornton deliver to: Thornton Laboratory : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: N/A
Special Instructions: Specimen must be fresh and a minimum of 100 mL, if possible. If specimen is grossly bloody add 1cc of 1000 unit/mL of heparin solution to each 100mL of specimen. Keep specimen refrigerated if there is a delay in transporting to the laboratory. Complete a Cytopathology requisition fully to include pertinent clinical history and the requesting physician's pid number. At Hillcrest after hours, weekends and holidays place specimen in the refrigerator located in the closet next to the surgical pathology tissue gross room (room #2-304).
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
CyberLAB abbreviation: N/A
CyberLAB code: N/A
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A