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10107: Bladder Cancer Fish Print View
Bladder Cancer, Fish FISH     
Clinical Indication:      
Specimen Type/Source      

PRIMARY
1 Urine 33 ( ) mL   Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Bladder washing   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  

UroVysion(R), FISH, detects anueploidy of chromosomes 3, 7, 17, and loss of 9p21 locus. Useful for monitoring bladder cancer and in the initial diagnosis of bladder cancer in patients with hematuria

Urine (preferred):
A urine preservative transport kit, with handling instructions, is
available upon request.

Perform urine collection (50 mL) at the physician's office or Patient
Service Center (PSC) in a sterile 100mL urine specimen container. Mix
voided urine with CytoLyt(R) or ethanol 50% in a 1:1 solution.
Alternatively, mix urine with preservative Carbowax(TM)
(2% polyethylene glycol in 50% ethanol) 2:1 (v:v).

Bladder washings (acceptable):
Perform bladder washing collection (50 mL) at the physician's office
in a sterile 100 mL urine specimen container. Mix bladder washing
with CytoLyt(R) or ethanol 50% in a 1:1 solution.
Alternatively, mix bladder washing with preservative Carbowax(TM)
(2% polyethylene glycol in 50% ethanol) 2:1 (v:v).

It is recommended that specimens be processed within 72 hours of
collection.

Samples received without preservative will be assayed; any study
under these conditions yielding insufficient cells or an abnormal
result should have a follow-up study with urine in a preservative.

Cold packs are recommended during transportation. If bladder washing
is not shipped immediately after collection, refrigerate immediately
(do not freeze). Under no circumstances should bladder washing
specimens be stored or shipped at temperatures at or above 37 degrees
C.

Specimen viability decreases during transit. Send specimen to testing
lab for viability determination.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
88120

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Preferred Specimen: > or = 33 mL voided urine mixed 2:1 with PreservCyt. Transfer 50 mL to tightly-capped plastic container (50 mL minimum) Transport Container: Plastic urine container Transport Temperature: Refrigerated Methodology: FISH Assay Category: FDA Approved/Cleared






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