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Abnormal Urine Cytology
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
How long does it typically take to receive the results from a urine cytology? It's been 9 days and i still haven't received the results.
Cytology : It depends on the pathology lab. Generally 4-5 working days unless they have to send it out to a larger lab. In those instances it can take a 7 or more working days. ...Read more
Go ahead with test: A urine cytology is a test from a voided urine to allow pathologic assessment of the urothelial cells which line the bladder, ureters, and interior of the kidneys. It is usually ordered when you have had blood in the urine previously to make sure the blood is not from a potential malignancy. You may have some blood contamination from your period but this should not affect the urothelial cells. ...Read more
What does very rare small groups of papillary urothelial cells identified mean on a urine cytology ? Alos low grade urothelial neoplasm within dx
Labs: discuss your labs with the ordering physician. They need to be correlated with your complete clinical picture. ...Read more
More info in biopsy: Urine cytology examines single cells that are shed from the bladder lining and are suspended in fluid. Nuclear features of each cell can be evaluated but low grade cancer may look similar to reactive changes. A biopsy is a whole piece of tissue. The entire thickness of the lining and overall morphology can be evaluated. A biopsy is far better than urine cytology, especially for low grade lesion ...Read more
Can someone explain to me how come a biopsy is more reliable in diagnosing bladder cancer than a urine cytology?
Cystoscopy done, no tumors found, but took a urine cytology specimen to look for cancer cells. What percent of people have cancer with no tumors?
Depends: Obtaining a urine cytology is standard practice at time of cystoscopy. It can be helpful to determine if there is high grade cancer in the drainage system of kidneys. Also there is a form of high grade bladder cancer that is limited to the lining of the bladder. In these cases, there would be no visible tumor seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been urinating 15-33x a day for months. UA is clean. Dr. Ordered a urine cytology and ultrasound. What other tests would you recommend?
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