22.0 Effusion Cytology


Title of Manual: Specimen Collection

Version No: 1.0

Title: Effusion Cytology: Plural Fluid,
Thoracentesis, Ascites,
Paracentesis, Synovial, Peritoneal Fluid,
PericardialFluid, Cyst Fluid, etc.

Effective Date: 11/01/09
Revised Date: 01/02/14

Document #: GPA.SPC.22.0


I. PURPOSE

To provide the proper collection protocol for effusion cytology testing.

II. MATERIALS

Reagents

Supplies

Equipment

Body Cavity Fluid:
• Aspirating syringe


III. PROCEDURE

1. Label container with patient name, date of birth and source/site.
2. Refrigerate and send the entire fresh fluid in cooler. The specimen should be collected in a container
    large enough to hold the entire specimen (if possible).
3. Volume is significant and if the whole specimen cannot be submitted, a well-mixed representative
    sample should be sent. Do not add heparin.
4. Place container in a specimen biohazard bag with the requisition in the side pocket.

IV. QUALITY CONTROL

• Minimum Volume:
    • N/A
• Storage Requirements:
    • Refrigerate
• Stability Requirements:
    • 72 Hours

V. CALCULATIONS/CALIBRATION

VI. INTERPRETATIONS

VII. METHOD PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS

VIII. REFERENCES

IX. RELATED DOCUMENTS

X. DOCUMENT HISTORY

MINOR REVISION
(Laboratory Director’s Signature on Original Subsequent Document Attached)

X - MAJOR REVISION
(Requires Laboratory Director & Department Director Signature - where applicable)

Reason for Change

1/02/14 New Document Control Format



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