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Cytology (Definition)

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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.

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

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What is meant by ENDOCX/SQ. MET CELLS : Present in the gynaecology cytology result?

What is meant by ENDOCX/SQ. MET CELLS : Present in the gynaecology cytology result?

Cervix: Endocervical cells present means smear is sufficient for evaluation (result). Squamous metaplasia is very common, not to be worried. Read more

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I have to take a urine cytology teat and I am menstruating. What should I do?

I have to take a urine cytology teat and I am menstruating. What should I do?

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

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Cytology report says : Benign squamous cells with leukocytes. No dyskaryosis seen. What does this mean? Is it necessary to take vaccination?

Cytology report says : Benign squamous cells with leukocytes. No dyskaryosis seen. What does this mean? Is it necessary to take vaccination?

Normal cytology: The findings you have reported mean that the cells examined under the microscope were normal. If you are referring the the HPV vaccine, you are older than the recommended age group for administration unless you have never had sex. Discuss the vaccine with your doctor for clarification. Read more

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Had sputum cytology test come back with atypical results, but not cancerous, I just has a CT scan and all clear as well. What could this be?

Had sputum cytology test come back with atypical results, but not cancerous, I just has a CT scan and all clear as well. What could this be?

Sputum cytology: If report mentions that atypical cells present, but not cancerous, then it means they are reactive in nature, could be due to some inflammation or infection etc. As CT scan is clear, so don't worry. Just follow doctor's advise. Read more

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Spinal tap results. Csf beta% raised slighty. Csf albumin raised slighty. Cytology report showed increased immature and mature lymphocytes and monocyt?

Spinal tap results. Csf beta% raised slighty. Csf albumin raised slighty. Cytology report showed increased immature and mature lymphocytes and monocyt?

Check with oncology: The cytology report is a bit concerning and you need to follow-up with your oncologist. Anytime you see increased lymphocytes in the absence of an infection, you have to watch for lymphoma. Your oncologist should be able to give you more information depending on how increased the lymphocyte # is above the normal for your lab. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cytology?

Cytology: Is the study of cells, where they came from, how they work, how they go wrong, etc. Read more

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What does it mean if there are suspicious cells in a urine cytology?

What does it mean if there are suspicious cells in a urine cytology?

It is not specific.: It may indicate a malignancy in the urinary tract however these changes can also be observed with infections and inflammatory reactions. Please follow up with the doctor that ordered the urine cytology. Read more

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Are fna's - even w/ flow cytology - useless for diagnosing lymphoma?

Are fna's - even w/ flow cytology - useless for diagnosing lymphoma?

Pretty much: Accurate histopathologic evaluation of lymphomas requires a tissue biopsy, preferably an intact lymph node. Fnas suggesting the presence of a lymphoma should be followed up with a definitive tissue biopsy. Some centers use fna as an initial screening test to determine if the patient's lymphadenopathy is a benign reactive form. The accurate diagnosis of lymphoma based on fna is not possible. Read more

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Why would someone need a cyst fluid cytology?

Why would someone need a cyst fluid cytology?

For Diagnosis: Depending on the location, the primary cause may need to be investigated, malignancies can be detected, metabolic or infectios diseases, parasitic infestations, foreing bodies etc. Read more

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What does a urine cytology look for?

What does a urine cytology look for?

Cancer cells: It looks for evidence of cancer cells, usually to make the diagnosis of bladder cancer. Read more

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Why is bladder cancer cytology positive and HPV negative?

Why is bladder cancer cytology positive and HPV negative?

Different issues: Hpv infection has not been shown to cause bladder cancer, therefore bladder/urine cytology and hpv infection are unrelated. Read more

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I had 2 cystoscopies, 2 ultrasounds and 2 CT scans in sept. 2015, and 3 more US and 2 cytologies last month. Is this testing sufficient for hemturia?

I had 2 cystoscopies, 2 ultrasounds and 2 CT scans in sept. 2015, and 3 more US and 2 cytologies last month. Is this testing sufficient for hemturia?

Talk to urologist: Were the CT and ultrasounds done of the same parts of the urinary tracts. The cystoscope only looks inside the bladder. Talk to your urologist about this. He/she is in the best position to answer your question. Read more

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Can pneumonia cause atypical cells in a sputum cytology?

Can pneumonia cause atypical cells in a sputum cytology?

Yes: In short, yes, pneumonia can cause abnormal cells to show up on a sputum cytology- typically we see bacteria or fungus, both possible causes of the pneumonia. Did your doctor or the report tell you exactly what kind of abnormal cells are present? That can say a lot about the source of the abnormal cells. There are numerous other causes for abnormal cells on cytology so talk to your doc to clarify. Read more

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Can you have a cytology done to see if there are cancer cells in urine?

Can you have a cytology done to see if there are cancer cells in urine?

Yes, but...: Many cancers do not shed their cells into the urine. The decision to pursue a further workup in the absence of a positive urine cytology is your physician's, with your input of course. If I had new hematuria, i'd have imaging even with negative cytology. Good luck. Read more

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32yoF Urologist referring me 2 a Nephro for +1micro hematuria. Neg culture, normal renal ultrasnd, normal cystoscopy, normal cytology. What cld it be?

32yoF Urologist referring me 2 a Nephro for +1micro hematuria. Neg culture, normal renal ultrasnd, normal cystoscopy, normal cytology. What cld it be?

Hematuria: Primary kidney disease needs to be ruled out and in some patients based on history and serologic test a Kidney biopsy maybe needed. Read more