Bladder Cancer, FISH (UroVysion)

Specimen Required
50 mL (35 mL minimum) of a voided urine in a urine perservative transport kit, (PreservCyt). Contact Warde Medical Laboratory Client Services for kit. Source required. Please provide physician name and telephone number. Send sample refrigerated. Samples without preservative will be tested.

Alternate Specimen
Bladder washing in urine preservative transport kit. Urine or bladder washings mixed with CytoLyt or ethanol 50% in a 1:1 solution. Urine mixed with preservative Carbowax™ (2% polyethylene in 50% ethanol) 2:1 is also acceptable.

Methodology
Fluorescence in situ Hybridization

Stability
Room Temperature: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeUROVQ
CPT-4 Code (s)
88120
ZB2SA
LOINC Codes
Bladder Cancer, FISH   82251-0  
Clinical Indication   55752-0  
Specimen type/Source   31208-2  

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