STAT Cytology samples must be received at the laboratory before 2P.M. for same day results.
- Protect cytology slides from formalin fumes as exposure results in artifactual distortion of the cells and renders the slides nondiagnostic in most instances.
- 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.
- Fluids for fluid analysis must be submitted in lavender-top tubes to prevent clotting. Cerebrospinal fluid is the exception (see #2 above).
STAT Cytology Samples must be received at the laboratory before 2P.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 (STAT - $30 charge)
|H106||$70.00||Slides||2 working days|
|Cytology (Additional Site)||H106B||$33.00||Slides||2 working days|
|Cytology (2nd Opinion)||H108||$54.00||Slides||2 working days|
|Fluid Analysis||Test #||Price||Specimen Preferred||Turnaround Time|
|Cytology Fluid Analysis||H110||$80.00||LTT, all fluids except CSF||2 working days|
|Cytology FA (Additional Site)||H110A||$33.00||LTT, all fluids except CSF||2 working days|
|CSF Fluid Analysis||H111||$90.00||RTT||2-3 working days|
Published pricing revised May 2023. Price and turnaround time are subject to change at any time