Laboratory Services

Bladder Washing

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Bladder Washing

Urinary, Cystoscopy, Instrumented Urine, Catheterized Urine

Test ID


Specimen Type


Specimen Requirements

Cytology fixative, specimen container.

Required Information

Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name, second unique identifier, and specimen source/site.


Unfixed specimens remain stable for 2 hours at room temperature. Specimens that are in cytology fixative or unfixed and refrigerated are stable for 3 days. Do not freeze the specimen.

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Unlabeled specimens, Acellular specimens, Specimens with excessive lubricant, Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin) can only be processed as a cell block.

Department (code)


Estimated TAT

13 business days from receipt

Testing Schedule



Specimen: 7 days
Slides: 10 years

CPT Code(s)

88112 - Monolayer

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