Sterile container or tube
Room temperature within 1 hour of removal.
Specimen left at room temp greater than 1 hour or refrigerated for more than 48 hours.
Monday - Friday 0800-1700
same day or next day
88108 Cytopathology Fluid - conc.; 88312 Special Stain 1; 88313 Special Stain 2
Requires all available fluid after other studies have been aliquoted. Take to Pathology Monday - Friday 0800-1700. After working hours, if STAT results are needed then contact the Pathologist on-call via the hospital intranet on-call schedule for instructions. Weekends, holidays and after 1700 take to Central Lab Services.