Cytology

  1. Protect cytology slides from formalin fumes as exposure results in artifactual distortion of the cells and renders the slides nondiagnostic in most instances.
  2. Cerebrospinal fluid must be submitted in red-top tubes.  The anticoagulant in lavender-tops dilutes the sample and will adversely affect the cell count and protein values.
  3. Fluids for fluid analysis must be submitted in lavender-top tubes to prevent clotting.  Cerebrospinal fluid is the exception (see #2 above).

 

STAT cytology: $30 Additional charge applies for STAT service.  Samples must be received at the laboratory before 3 P.M. for same-day results.  We recommend that you do not use the courier system for STATS, as they often do not arrive at the lab until after the cutoff.  Consider having one of your staff deliver the samples directly to AzVDL.

Test Description

Test #

Price

Specimen Preferred

Turnaround

Time

CYTOLOGY

    ($30 additional charge for STAT service)

H106

$60.00

Slides

1-2 working days

CYTOLOGY (ADDITIONAL SITE)

H106-B

$27.00

Slides

1-2 working days

CYTOLOGY (2ND OPINION)

H108

$45.00

Slides

1-2 working days

FLUID ANALYSIS:

CYTOLOGY FLUID ANALYSIS

H110

$69.00

LTT, all fluids except CSF

1-2 working days

CYTOLOGY FA (ADDITIONAL SITE)

H110-A

$27.00

LTT, all fluids except CSF

1-2 working days

CSF FLUID ANALYSIS

H111

$77.00

RTT

2-3 working days