Spontaneous Sputum for Cancer Evaluation
Epic Lab Code: LAB8241
Order Form: Epic Req
Cytopathology
5222 RCP
356-2517
Specimen(s):
Sputum
Minimum:
Early morning deep cough specimen deposited into a sputum cup containing mucolexx fixative,(obtained from Cytology). Sputum x 3 (one each morning for three consecutive days).
Turn Around Time:
2 days
Reference Range:
The pathologist will provide an interpretative report.
Comments:
Label specimen container with patient name, hospital number, and specimen source. After 1700 daily, weekends and holidays deliver to Specimen Control (6240 RCP).