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Sputum cytology
 
Test Synonyms:
Sputum cytology
 
Lab:
Cytopathology
Inpatient Req:
Cytology (#10299)  
Outpatient Req:
Cytology (#10299)  
Specimen:
1-5 ml in a clean dry container
Result Time:
24-48 hours  
Reference Interval:
Negative  
Important Information:
Send one early morning deep cough specimen for three consecutive days- three specimens in total. Label each container with patients's full name and medical record number as well as the date of collection for each individual sample.

Last Reviewed on 7/21/2014