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Urine

Requisition

CLS Non-Gynecological Cytopathology Requisition (REQ9041CY-NON)

Specimen Handling and Transport

Submit a fresh specimen to the laboratory ASAP in a sterile laboratory container. First morning specimens should NOT be used. The patient should drink 3 eight ounce glasses of water approximately 1 hour before collection in order to obtain a well hydrated specimen. 

If a delay of more than 1 hour in transporting the specimen to the laboratory is anticipated, refrigerate.  If available, add an equal amount of Cytolyt to the specimen. Containers must be securely tightened to eliminate any leakage.

Refer to Urine for Cytopathology Patient Instructions CY1101.


Labeling

Label the containers according to CLS requirements. The containers must be labelled with the patients full first and last name and at least one unique identifier such as Personal Health Number (PHN), Unique Lifetime Identifier (ULI), Personal Identification Number (Federal, Military, RCMP, Refugee, Immigration, Passport), Facility Assigned Number (RHRN, MRN, ACB #, Clinic #, Chart #).

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