Leukens or red top tube
Cytology specimen can not be left at room temp for more than 1 hour.
Monday - Friday 0800-1700 after hours see remarks
2-3 hours, same day or next day
88108 cytopathology fluid conc; 88312 special stain 1; 88313 x 2 special stain 2
Take to Pathology immediately Monday-Friday 0800-1700. If STAT results are needed call pathology at 4-1728 during working hours. Weekends, Holidays and after 1700 take to Central Lab Services for fixation and refrigeration. If STAT results are needed contact the Pathologist on-call via the hospital intranet on-call schedule.