Avero Diagnostics is capable of processing and diagnosing all biopsies. Please call us at the numbers listed below with any specific questions regarding the specimen type, or if you have specific questions for specialized testing of tissue samples.
Room temperature or refrigerated 3 days
Less than 5ml of urine, specimen past stability, expired media
Urine Cytology/ UroVysion FISH Collection Kit OR ThinPrep UroCyte; voided urine
2 – 4 days from receipt at the lab
- Collect 60ml voided urine in the 120ml urine collection cup.
- If urine exceeds 60ml, pour off the excess.
- Pour the entire contents of the PreservCyt solution (30ml) into the collection cup containing urine. Ratio should be 2:1, urine to PreservCyt solution. If urine volume is less than 60mls, adjust volume of PreservCyt added accordingly.
- Tightly secure the cap on the specimen collection cup, label with two patient identifiers.
- Invert to mix.
Monday – Friday (days)
Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH)