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  Cytology, Cerebrospinal Fluid Specimen Type:
  also known as Cerebrospinal Fluid Cytology, Spinal Fluid Cytology, Cytology, Spinal Fluid Other


Specimen requirements: N/A
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: N/A
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 (unfixed). Do not submit tube #1 for Cytology. Submit cerebrospinal fluids only during regular working hours, Monday thru Friday between 8am and 430pm, if possible. Complete a Cytopathology requisition form fully to include pertinent clinical history and the requesting physician's pid number. At Hillcrest after hours, weekends and holidays place the 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
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Lab Processing Instructions: N/A