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Cytology (Definition)

Is the study of cells, where they came from, how they work, how ...Read more


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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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Why would doctor order urine cytology? What would ithe results show?

Why would doctor order urine cytology? What would ithe results show?

Urine cytology: This is a test that looks for cancerous cells in a urine sample. ...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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I had a urine cytology done because last 4 months moderate blood is in my urine alot of lower belly and back pain test results showed moderate blood a?

I had a urine cytology done because last 4 months moderate blood is in my urine alot of lower belly and back pain test results showed moderate blood a?

Consult Urologist: Blood in urine requires a comprehensive physical examination including digital rectal exam, speculum vaginal examination & at least kidney, pelvic & bladder ultrasound. Could this be a STD? Might also require CT scan of pelvis. Good Luck ...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

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Bilateral nipple discharge with stimulation, cytology was negative, no lump or mass seen on u/s.Is this accurate test for breast cancer?

Bilateral nipple discharge with stimulation, cytology was negative, no lump or mass seen on u/s.Is this accurate test for breast cancer?

Sort of: Cytology is not a great test to rule out cancer in the case of nipple discharge. Ultrasound is a good test but also doesn't rule out cancer. However bilateral discharge, only with stimulation, is extremely unlikely to represent cancer, especially at your age. Unilateral, spontaneous discharge is more concerning, as is bloody nipple discharge. ...Read more

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My urine analysis says the urine is clear but the cytology report says it's cloudy. I have only squamous and urothelial cells present. Why is that?

My urine analysis says the urine is clear but the cytology report says it's cloudy. I have only squamous and urothelial cells present. Why is that?

Urinalysis: Urinalysis does not detect squamous cells or urinary sediment. "Cloudy" urine is usually due to heavy urinary sediment if infection has been ruled out. This may be a result of incomplete voiding, inadequate fluid ingestion or medications precipitating out in your urine. ...Read more

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One episode gross hematuria 2 months ago no subsequent micro or macro hematuria, with 7 micros. Cytologies negative. 69 years. Complete workup?

One episode gross hematuria 2 months ago no subsequent micro or macro hematuria, with 7 micros. Cytologies negative. 69 years. Complete workup?

Yes: Yes need to to find the source f bleeding in gu system, ask your pcp to refer you to a urologist for tests, source and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr says might have bladder cancer did cytology and ultrasound both with abnormilities what do I do?

Dr says might have bladder cancer did cytology and ultrasound both with abnormilities what do I do?

Comply: If you have bladder cancer and you don't follow up, it will kill you. It will not be pleasant. If you get a definitive diagnosis and treatment, for most varieties you can either get a cure or keep things under control for a basically normal life. Usually you can keep your bladder. ...Read more

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Tested positive for hpv rna rather than DNA. Normal cytology. Dr. says we'll repeat in one year. Is hpv rna more serious? Ask for colposcopy?

Tested positive for hpv rna rather than DNA. Normal cytology. Dr. says we'll repeat in one year. Is hpv rna more serious? Ask for colposcopy?

HPV: RNA testing seems to relate better with severity of lesion compared to DNA.For women 30 years of age and older with HPV-positive
but cytology-negative co-testing, repeat co-testing at
1 year is acceptable. If genotyping for HPV 16/18 are positive then colposcopy is recommended. ...Read more

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What is testicular fine needle aspiration cytology?

What is testicular fine needle aspiration cytology?

It is a type of Biop: It is a test done to examine the cells contained in a lump or mass. This is one way to check a lump for Cancer. It is the least invasive test because it uses a very thin/fine needle to pull out a few cells and check if they are normal or abnormal (cancerous). ...Read more

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Why is a biopsy more reliable for diagnosing bladder cancer than a urine cytology?

Why is a biopsy more reliable for diagnosing bladder cancer than a urine cytology?

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

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Can someone explain to me how come a biopsy is more reliable in diagnosing bladder cancer than a urine cytology?

Can someone explain to me how come a biopsy is more reliable in diagnosing bladder cancer than a urine cytology?

See below: Urine cytology is looking for cancer cells in the urine, which can be missed as they may not be shed into the bladder, from its lining. The amount shed may also be too small to detect.
The biopsy of a suspicious area is more reliable. ...Read more

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What does rare urothelial cell groupings noted on cytology report indicate? Have blood in urine, no other symptom.

What does rare urothelial cell groupings noted on cytology report indicate? Have blood in urine, no other symptom.

See below: Urine cytology is not very good test- it is not showing malignancy in your report. You need to follow with your doctor and possibly see a urologist. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Normal cytology, positive for hr hpv rna. Does the rna just mean the virus is active? Need additional testing to ensure pap didn't miss something?

Normal cytology, positive for hr hpv rna. Does the rna just mean the virus is active? Need additional testing to ensure pap didn't miss something?

Yes/no: Yes you have it in your system & no you don't need additional testing right now. These strains belong to a family of virus well known for hibernating for long periods in the tissues. You may shed virus off & on without any symptoms. If it ever starts a problem it might be decades from now, if you are one of the unlucky ones. Just do your regular testing as advised ...Read more

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Boy with bloody urine and semen. Cysto., multiple utrasounds and cytologies done, all normal. Doctor now prescribed transamin 250mg, 3 weeks. Opinion?

Boy with bloody urine and semen. Cysto., multiple utrasounds and cytologies done, all normal. Doctor now prescribed transamin 250mg, 3 weeks. Opinion?

Get 2nd opinion: One percent of folks have hematuria most of their lives due to a minor problem with the glomeruli. If cancer and stones are ruled out, giving Junior a medicine that's usually used for heavy menstrual periods does not seem sensible. ...Read more