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  Cytology, Anus Specimen Type:
  also known as Anal Smear Other

CYTOPATHOLOGY

Specimen requirements: N/A
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: N/A
Absolute minimum amount: N/A
Method of collection: Pre moistened Dacron/polyester swab
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: The fixative vial must be labeled with patient's 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: Weekdays
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 5 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: Collect sample by inserting a pre-moistened Dacron/polyester swab about 5-6 cm into the anal canal past the anal verge, into the rectal vault.  Firm lateral pressure is applied to the swab handle as it is rotated and slowly withdrawn from the anal canal, inscribing a cone-shaped arc.  Care should be taken to ensure that the transition zone is sampled.  ("The ABCs of anal-rectal cytology", CAP Today,  May 2004)  Place the swab in the SurePath vial and agitate vigorously several times.  Label the fixative vial with patient information.  Complete the Cytopathology requisition form, including clinical history, ICD-9 code and requesting physician's PID number.
Special Instructions: N/A
CyberLAB abbreviation: N/A
CyberLAB code: N/A
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A